Challenge #1 – Youth football player wants to move to a heavier weight class.
Marc was moving up in weight class and is on the younger side of that weight class. Chris coached him in his first year of playing football and his parents wanted us to equip him with the edge he would need to compete at a heavier weight class.
We worked with Marc across a total of 29 sessions, focusing on working on his takeoffs and his foot movements. Marc had heavy feet which is generally does not work in the favor of a lineman. He was slow getting out of his stance and was getting hit by the defensive player before he could strike first.
As a result of adopting and applying the fundamentals he was equipped with, Marc was lighter on his feet and quicker out of his stance. He ended up playing on the Sunday team which is for the more experienced and older players. He had a great season and dominated most everyone he played against. Marc has already made a commitment to train with Red Zone blocking clinics next year, with big hopes to play on the top division team for his weight class.
Challenge #2 – Youth player wants to move up and play in High School.
Entering his freshman year in high school, Darren had been playing youth football for numerous years. He was bigger than most of the players he faced and always relied on his size when it came to blocking He needed the most help with his hand placement and getting his hands up and on his opponent He was coming out of his stance and making good contact with his defender, but would lose him because of a bad target.
We immediately started working with Darren on hand drills and incorporated them with his already solid footwork. This allowed him to compliment his size advantage, and equipped him with the proper techniques to help him handle any situation.
After 37 intense sessions with Red Zone Blocking, Darren dramatically improved by the time fall camp came around. He did so well that he was moved up to the starting line on the sophomore team as a freshman. He can’t wait to get started again this year with Red Zone Blocking, and his next goal is to start on the Varsity team as a sophomore.
Challenge #3 – High School player wants to improve and receive a college scholarship.
Addison came to Red Zone Blocking Clinics after his sophomore year in high school. His goal was to be good enough to play for a college that would pay for his schooling. He was an average kid that needed the right person to teach him how to be an effective lineman. When we first started working with him, he would stand straight up out of his stance and would get beat by quicker players.
We worked a lot on getting his body to bend at the legs and play lower. We taught him how to have a properly-balanced body so he could both excel in run blocking and pass blocking.
After 80 sessions over a two year timespan, Addison started for two years on his Varsity team and was one of the better blockers in the Fox Valley Conference. He’s currently visiting colleges to see where he can play football and have the advantage in the classroom. Is there something in your game you're currently struggling with? If you'd like some free advice from us, click here. Or, if you or your parents want to talk to a coach to find out more about our program can help you, click here.