2Oakridge High School Background and Foundation Division 5 Enrollment 531 (No School of Choice Students)18 Conference Championships – 19 Playoffs Appearances 3 State ChampionshipsIt Starts with Head Coach Jack Schugars and the Program he has build.Great Staff and Support Staff. Surrounded by Loyal People.Winning – We believe and so do our Players!2
3Defensive Philosophy Keep it simple Know your position (alignment, technique, and responsibility)Know the weakness of the defense.Know your opponentStunt as little as possibleGet to the ball and make the play3
5PREPARATION Scouting – Jim Smith (4 to 5 films on each opponent) We expect our players to study film.Jim or I will break down the films (by hand)I compile the Tendencies by formation. Draw up plays.The staff meets to discuss defense.In practice we rep & reinforce, rep & reinforce the opponent offense.
6TEAM TACKLING Proper technique 2 days / week Four Stations – four coaches1. Sideline Tackling2. Open field tackling3. Tackling Dummy4. Agile hole tackling1/2 minute / station – Total 6 to 8 minutesSubstitute pursuit drills on days not tackling
7GROUP DEFENSE 20 Minute period Base sets, formations, and keys Alignment and CoverageD – Line, Linebackers, and D – Backs at technique stationsBagologyReads & key drills with all playersScript plays for scout team
8TEAM DEFENSE 25 – 30 minute time period Script all plays include punt blocks and P.A.T.Tendency plays, routes, situational, down and distance, and specialsLearn adjustments and stunts