Course 1: Overview of Fit & Swarm 3-4 Defense

by Kenny Simpson
Course 1: Overview of Fit & Swarm 3-4 Defense


Why Run the 3-4 Defense?

What kind of Players do you need?

Give each position a few simple rules so all they are worried about is FITTING & SWARMING

Defense Wins Championships....Offense Sells Tickets

Head Coach Kenny Simpson believes that. 

And while his GUN-T offense is setting scoring records, DEFENSE has been the foundation to a turnaoround that includes four-consecutive winning seasons & two conference titles.

The 2017 4A Conference Coach-of-the-Year is ready to teach you his FIT & SWARM 34 Defense.

One guy FITS while the rest of the team SWARMS to the ball carrier.



Create big Plays by putting kids in the right position

  • Line up against any formation in the base coverage
  • If the Offense comes out in something you didn't least line up correctly without any blown coverage

This is a SYSTEM...adjust to any formation, adjust to any route because it is built into the system


The Coach


Kenny Simpson

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Coach Simpson is currently the Head Football Coach at Southside High School, a 4A school in Arkansas. Taking over a program that had won eight games in five seasons and had been on a 20+ game losing streak, Simpson has led Southside to the playoffs for four-consecutive seasons and won two conference titles in the past three seasons. For his efforts, he was named 4A-2 Conference Coach of the Year (2017), named to the as a finalist for Hooten's Coach of the Year (2017) and has been the All-Star Nominee for the 4A-2 (2016 and 2019). He was also selected to coach in the inaugural FCA Texas-Arkansas All-Star Showdown (2020).

Simpson's first book, “Find A Way: What I Wish I'd Known When I Became A Head Football Coach”, has already been a best seller on Amazon in several categories.. Another book is already in the works and will be available in November 2020.

Simpson has also raised over $1.5 million for Southside and has overseen several major facility projects including: New Field Turf, Expansion to Fieldhouse, Expansion to the school's home bleachers, and the addition of a press box and a new video-board.

Prior to coming to Southside, Simpson took over as Head Coach at Alabama Christian Academy in Montgomery, Alabama. During his tenure there, Simpson took over a team that had been 4-18 and led them to their first home playoff game in over 20-years. For his efforts he was named Montgomery Advertiser's All-Metro Coach of the Year as well as being voted 4A Region 2 Coach of the Year (2010). Simpson also served as the head track coach at ACA and led the girl's and boy's teams to multiple top 10 finishes in 4A.

Simpson began his coaching career at Madison Academy, in Huntsville, Alabama. He served as a junior high basketball and football coach, before working into a varsity coaching role in football. He graduated from Harding University in 2003. He is married to Jamey and has three children: Avery, Braden and Bennett. The couple was married in 2001 after meeting at Harding University.

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Ratings and Reviews (16)

Overall a great overview of Coach Simpsons 3-4 Defense. Can't wait to watch the rest of the Courses.

May 9, 20 02:50 PM

Mike Weaver

Great overview of the 3-4 defense. Coach Simpson does a great job breaking down his 3-4 defense.

Jun 18, 20 06:55 AM


Extremely Detailed

Sep 20, 20 09:18 PM

Luke Rayfield

Great overview. Easy terminology and assignments. Can't wait to get the book!

Mar 14, 21 11:31 AM

Michael Goerge

I thought this was very well detailed and explained from Coach Simpson - the fronts, techniques, and personnel can be implemented regardless of how big or small your team is. I thought the course was excellent.

Apr 2, 21 01:41 PM

David Whitt

Excellent course. Solid, well explained fundamentals. A coach could use this base defense concept and build a system to fit his needs. Very adaptable to all formations with easy to understand concepts. Your players can play fast and still be sound in this scheme. Great job coach!

Apr 2, 21 07:20 PM

Heath Harding

Excellent overview. Makes you excited to dig into it further.

Apr 2, 21 08:27 PM

Chris Cook

Coach Simpson's Overview of Fit and Swarm 3-4 Defense is just what I was looking for! ! ! We are switching from a 3-3 Stack Defense to a 3-4. I needed a quick, clear and concise way to teach the 3-4 to my staff and team. This course hit the mark in every way. It helped me to present the concepts in such a way that everyone understood. I look forward to diving into the full system and learning all of the nuances of The Fit and Swarm 3-4 Defence. Thanks ! ! ! Coach Chris Cook HFC Weeki Wachee Go Hornets ! ! !

Apr 2, 21 08:27 PM

John Carbon

If you want a 3-4 system that keeps it simple for your athletes and follows the KISS principle then this is it. This can be run from your feeder program all the way up to varsity. Coach Simpson did a fine job of explaining his defense. Look forward to implementing it this Fall.

Apr 4, 21 11:57 AM

John Guebara

Awesome course. Very precise and simplistic. Coach Simpson does a great job I breaking down his base defensive front. I loved it. Great stuff.

Apr 4, 21 03:44 PM

Jason Edwards

Great course. Simple but detailed. Can use drills and concepts for any defense. Simple rules for players to play fast

Apr 8, 21 08:22 AM

Jeremy Deamon

Great overview.

Jul 29, 21 09:48 PM

James Reid

Great Course

Dec 8, 21 07:42 PM

Clinton Nims

Great stuff again from Coach Simpson!

Sep 29, 22 06:36 AM


As usual, Coach Simpson does an excellent job of breaking down concepts in to actionable steps that can be implemented immediately.

Sep 29, 22 11:00 AM

billybob225 bob

Great presentation.

Apr 5, 23 01:15 PM

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Rating: (16)
Caterory: Football/3-4 Defense
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