Course 1: Alignments of the READ & REACT 425

by Rick Stewart
Course 1: Alignments of the READ & REACT 425


A Defensive System Can Line Up to Any Formation Without Checking

This allows kids to play fast

Coach Stewart has taken four awful programs (0-24, 0-27, 8-42, and 7-43) to playoffs, including two 12-0 section title teams.

And he has done this without EVER coaching a scholarship player!

The READ & REACT is a stimulu based defense built on muscle memory reactions.

Their are FOUR basic components to any CHAMPIONSHIP defense:

  1. Line Up
  2. Know Your Assignment
  3. Great Pursuit
  4. Know How To Tackle When You Get There

The READ & REACT easily transitions from a 4-2-5 to a 3-4 because of it's unique 4-0-4 alignments.

The DIVORCED concept keeps the front 6 independent from the Back 5

That's right...the COVERAGE does not have to be married to any blitzes!!!

The SPLIT FIELD teaching puts every formation into 7 basic boxes, making it super easy for kids to learn:

  • How Do I Line Up?
  • What Are My Run Fits?
  • How Do I Cover Pass?

The right side is completely seperated from the left side, so it makes teaching simple and thinking even simplier.

There is a reason Stewart nicknames it the BRAIN DEAD defense.....

It is so simple, you would have to be brain dead, on life support to not learn this defense.


The Coach


Rick Stewart

Coaches Helping Coaches


Coach Stewart has been a football coach for 27 years, 16 as a head coach, Stewart has been to 2 CIF Section Finals, and his 12-0 team lost the CIF championship on a hail mary pass in the rain.

He took FOUR losing programs to playoffs.

Coach Stewart has turned around FOUR different schools and led each team to the playoffs within his first two seasons at the helm. Since none of these schools had any scholarship players on their roster, Stewart’s system gave his players a chance to be successful versus superior talent.

• McFarland, a small, agricultural school of 600 students with no weight room, had lost 24 games in a row. Stewart served as offensive coordinator and they went 8-2 with only 3rd playoff berth in 75-yr school history
• Stewart left McFarland for 3 years and they went 3-26 during his absence. He returned as head coach to make the playoffs in Year 2. (the Disney movie, “McFarland”, starring Kevin Costner is the same town and school)
• Broke 0-27 losing streak at Corcoran, a school with 900 students, winning an undefeated league title in Year 2;
• Porterville, a large, rural school of 2,000 students, won 40 games in 5 years, including back-to-back section runner-ups at a that had won 8 games in the 5 years prior to his arrival.
• Pennslyvania. Stewart went to a different state to coach a team that had went 3-7, 2-8, and 4-6. Stewart's team went 9-1 and was #6 in entire state in total offense. The school had only won 9 games twice: 1982 and 2009.

Stewart also has coached basketball, serving as AAU director for girls basketball in California and tutored seven girls to D-1 scholarships. He understands what coaches want and his company, ALL ACCESS COACHING, is all about helping the next generation of coaches.

Ratings and Reviews (1)

Daniel Berkowitz

Lots of information but a pretty choppy. Just ok and Im a big fan of Ricks video's

Apr 28, 22 12:23 PM

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Caterory: Football/4-2-5 Defense
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