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A podcast hosted by Coach Vass for defensive coaches who want to learn intermediate to advanced level schemes and strategies. In-season podcasts will be Q&A style, and during the off-season, we will have long-form episodes focusing on one topic.

A podcast hosted by Coach Vass for defensive coaches who want to learn intermediate to advanced level schemes and strategies. In-season podcasts will be Q&A style, and during the off-season, we will have long-form episodes focusing on one topic.
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United States

Description:

A podcast hosted by Coach Vass for defensive coaches who want to learn intermediate to advanced level schemes and strategies. In-season podcasts will be Q&A style, and during the off-season, we will have long-form episodes focusing on one topic.

Twitter:

@mdgapod

Language:

English

Contact:

4079296493


Episodes

Q&A Podcast 004 - Chris Vasseur (Live Periscope Broadcast)

9/14/2019
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This is Episode 4 of the In-Season Q & A Series with MDGA Podcast Host Chris Vasseur. This is audio recorded from a live Periscope Podcast where Coach Vass answers a variety of listener-submitted questions to help with game planning and general, in-season advice. Make sure to follow Coach Vass (@CoachVass), and follow the show's account @MDGAPodcast. If you want to submit a question for next week's show, go to the form located here: forms.gle/wjCefjwn1enGnbUa6

Duration:01:14:10

Q&A Podcast 003 - Jason Bornn, HC at Saugus HS (Saugus, CA)

9/7/2019
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This is Episode 3 of the In-Season Q & A Series with MDGA Podcast Host Chris Vasseur and Saugus High School Head Coach, Jason Bornn. Coach Vass and Coach Bornn take a variety of listener-submitted questions to help with game planning and general, in-season advice. Make sure to follow Jason Bornn on Twitter @JasonBornn1, as well as Coach Vass (@CoachVass), and follow the show's account @MDGAPodcast. If you want to submit a question for next week's show, go to the form located here:...

Duration:01:34:34

Q&A Podcast 002 - Chris King, DC at St. John Bosco (Bellflower, CA)

8/31/2019
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This is Episode 2 of the In-Season Q & A Series with MDGA Podcast Host Chris Vasseur and St. John Bosco Defensive Coordinator Chris King. Coach Vass and Coach King take a variety of listener-submitted questions to help with game planning and general, in-season advice. Make sure to follow Chris King on Twitter @coachcjkinger, as well as Coach Vass (@CoachVass), and follow the show's account @MDGAPodcast. If you want to submit a question for next week's show, go to the form located here:...

Duration:01:18:10

Q&A Podcast 001 - Chris Vasseur, DC at Clovis High School (Clovis, CA)

8/24/2019
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Episode 1 of the In-Season Q & A Series with MDGA Podcast Host Chris Vasseur taking your game-planning questions. Make sure to follow him on Twitter @CoachVass and follow the show's account @MDGAPodcast. If you want to submit a question for next week's show, go to the form located here: https://forms.gle/wjCefjwn1enGnbUa6

Duration:00:54:44

Episode 005: Building a Defense Using Tenets of Sport Psychology w/ Grant Parr & Dr. Chris Stults

8/22/2019
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Episode 5 with Grant Parr, Owner of Game Face Performance and Dr. Christopher Stults, Associate Professor at Baruch College. We talk about some of the main tenets of Sport Psychology and apply them to building a defense Show Notes: 4:10 Intro 13:11 Sport Psychology's Role in Defense 14:56 Creating an Identity 20:40 The Importance of Language 26:26 The Importance of Breathing 33:05 Creating a Mission Statement 42:54 Leadership 54:48 Goal Setting 1:00:52 The Power of Visualization 1:14:41...

Duration:02:03:47

Episode 004: 2 Under/3 Deep Pressure Package & LB Reads w/ Pat Fox

8/14/2019
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Episode 4 with Pat Fox from Notre Dame Prep in Pontiac, Michigan. We talk about 2 Under/3 Deep Pressures, DL play, LB reads, and defending big formations in Michigan. Note: The conversation gets a little colorful so please be advised. Also, the audio for the first three minutes of the interview gets a little rough, but it smooths out quickly. Show Notes: 0:20 Housekeeping 2:40 Intro 5:31 2 Under/3 Deep Pressure Package 6:13 History of 2 Under/3 Deep 10:26 Attacking Personnel Groups 12:43...

Duration:01:42:24

Episode 003: "Tite Fronts, Sims, and Creepers, Oh My!" w/ Ron Roberts - DC @ ULL

8/7/2019
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Episode 3 with Ron Roberts, Defensive Coordinator at the University of Louisiana Ragin Cajuns. We discuss what constitutes a simulated pressure vs. a creeper, and the Tite front, and adjustments off of it. Show Notes: 4:20 Coaches' Journey 15:45 "Creepers" 31:39 RPOs Changing Run Fits 34:08 Using Change Up Calls 37:07 Stopping Zone Read out of 10 Pers 42:27 Coverage to Action vs. Action to Coverage 45:12 Creepers vs. 11 Personnel Y-Off 47:31 Creepers vs. Power & Counter 48:52 "Simulated...

Duration:01:52:51

BONUS POD #1 - Fall Camp Checklist w/ Marc Marinelli

8/3/2019
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BONUS POD #1: Fall Camp Checklist for your defense with Marc Marinelli, Defensive Coordinator at Northwest High School in Wichita, Kansas

Duration:01:52:51

Episode 002: Solving Problems with Aggression w/ Don Brown - DC at the University of Michigan

7/30/2019
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Episode 2 with Don Brown, Defensive Coordinator at the University of Michigan. We talk about solving problems with aggression, playing with various defensive packages. using overhangs in the run game and more. Show Notes: 3:28 Coach Brown's coaching journey 11:13 Defensive philosophy in today's game 16:41 Solving problems with aggression 22:54 Living with a pressure philosophy 27:32 Setting the tone with pressure 30:42 Using different defensive packages 42:06 Forcing offenses to react to you...

Duration:01:11:41

Episode 001: 3 Deep Zone & Rip/Liz Match vs. Trips w/ Kyle Cogan

7/22/2019
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Episode 1 with Kyle Cogan from Lexington HS in Lexington, MO. We talk about Cover 3 and 6, with Skinny and Skate tags vs. Trips formations. Show Notes: 4:41 Coach Cogan's story 9:08 Start of teaching progression for Cover 3 10:43 Defining field zones 12:18 Divider principle 18:09 Different types of Cover 3 21:20 Responsibilites for each defender 31:11 Underneath droppers in Cover 3 39:11 Passing receivers back 41:09 Underneath droppers in Cover 3 (cont'd.) 1:02:39 Skinny tag 1:17:17 6 Sky...

Duration:02:07:35

"Make Defense Great Again" Podcast Trailer

4/6/2006
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Trailer for the upcoming weekly podcast, "Make Defense Great Again." The first episode will be uploaded on July 23, 2019.

Duration:00:02:01