[Podcast] Skill Development in the Contact System - Chris Elmore

By Keith Grabowski | Posted 2/7/2019

Show Notes:

Today on the Coach and Coordinator podcast, Keith Grabowski is joined by Fort Payne (Ala.) High School head coach Chris Elmore. Grabowski and Coach Elmore discuss skill development and how USA Football’s Contact System has impacted the program. They also discuss their experiences as coaches using the Contact System and the progression from day one.

01:07 First impressions of the Contact System

02:22 Coach Elmore’s staff’s response to the system

03:35 Keith’s first experience with the Contact System

05:25 Progression in the system as a coach

08:22 Advantage of the drills

10:12 Getting rid of the helmet

12:29 Advantage of the systems in the small details

14:06 It’s the same across the board

15:56 The system fits in any blocking scheme

18:40 Drills can be done with or without pads

20:38 Limiting the helmet collision

21:55 Implementing drills in the offseason

25:00 Fundamental movements

26:43 Results in the program

29:10 The Contact System helping the defense

31:21 The Contact System

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