with J.T. Curtis,
John Curtis Christian School (LA) Head Coach,
over 500 career coaching victories - only the second high school football coach in history to reach 500 wins;
2011 Louisiana Class 2A State High School Champions (24 State HS Football titles total);
2006 USA Today National HS Coach of the Year
Available to the public for the first time ever, J.T. Curtis delivers an All
Access look into seven pre-season practices that take place over the course of
three days. Championship Productions turned on the cameras and captured each
practice as though you are watching from the sidelines.
Discover how Curtis is able to maximize his practice time through effective practice planning and a quick rotation tempo.
Witness the tempo and the drills Curtis uses to develop championship caliber practices. You will see how his practice is organized and how it progresses to a full team environment. You will see the different environments that Curtis uses to teach different aspects of the game and you will sit in on a coaches meeting in which the coaches discuss ways to improve their practices.
You will see every aspect of the game being taught and drilled. Here is just a sampling of what you will see.
Discover how Curtis implements his Veer Offense using a drill progression for the skill positions. See the "Sprint Series" passing game protection for the running backs, followed later in the video by the perimeter passing game, the 7 on 7 passing game, and then finally team offense running the veer option. A unique aspect of the veer option drill was incorporating a second football in which the quarterback and fullback achieve the mesh phase with the fullback getting the handoff, then the quarterback subsequently taking a proper handoff from a coach and then performing the pitch phase.
Watch defensive drills consisting of defensive linemen learning to defeat down blocks and reach blocks. Later, defensive linemen are taught the "Pull/Slide" drill in achieving gap control and subsequent pass rush. This is followed by a pursuit drill with the defensive line and inside linebackers.
Curtis and his staff teach their special teams' philosophies, techniques, and schemes focusing on punt and punt return. Curtis and his staff do an excellent job of explaining techniques, breaking the players into small groups to develop the techniques, and further perfecting them during whole team repetitions.
Learn to push every athlete on your team to achieve at a high level, the attention to detail required to build a champion, and the level of enthusiasm required by position coaches to inspire their athletes. The sound techniques and schemes demonstrated in these practices will benefit any high school or college football program.
Over 13 hours of instruction (794 minutes - 7 DVDs). 2011. DVD.