Cover 3 (1 High Zone) Match Principles vs. 2x2 Formations

by Surface to Air


This course is a continuation of Coach Bartee's first offering that detailed position maintance and dividers in 1 High Middle of Field (M.O.F.) Closed Coverage.

This course goes deeper into the scheme by detailing Match Principles that allows a defense to play cover 3 and 6 and 1 High Match vs. 2x2 Offensive sets. 

NOTE: Also see this course: Understanding Position Maintenance: In M.O.F. Closed Principles 

Again, Surface to Air System (S2A) presents this course with the dual purpose of learning little known and seldom taught fundamentals of coverage, as well as understanding how our offense will be defended.

This course is packed with Coach Bartee teaching the scheme on both the white board and thrugh game film.

Points that will be covered in this course:

- Position Maintance vs. inside and outside releases (For Corners, Safties, and L.B.'s playing the slot receiver)

- Review of pass defense areas

- Review of Dividers 

- Principles of Cover 3 and Cover 6

- Understanding the proper teaching terms for Cover 3 and Cover 6

- Understanding all the Checks for Cover 3 and Cover 6

- Teaching 3/6 Match vs. 2x2 formations

- Teaching and understanding all responsibilities in Cover 3 and Cover 6


The Coach


Surface to Air

Creator of Surface to Air


Dante Bartee is a rising star in the football coaching profession. His expertise in defensive teaching methodologies are beginning to be noticed by his peers.

Dante joined the Upper Iowa University football staff for his first season in 2018-19 as an assistant coach. Bartee coaches the linebackers for the Peacocks.

Bartee comes to Fayette from Tempe, Arizona where he has coached at Perry High School in Gilbert for the last four years.

At Perry, Bartee began his coaching career early on. As a junior and senior, he helped the coaching staff with film analysis and scout teams. Beginning in 2014, Bartee was part of the coaching staff for the varsity team at Perry; he was 18. In Bartee's second season he was the co-defensive coordinator before taking the role on his own over the last two seasons.

While coaching with the Pumas, Bartee completed his Bachelors Degree in justice studies at Arizona State University in December 2017.

Ratings and Reviews (1)

Rick Larrick

Makes concepts easy to understand

Jun 30, 19 10:32 AM

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Caterory: Football/Team Defense
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