Cover 3 (1 High Zone) Match Principles vs. 3x1 Formations

by Surface to Air


This course is a continuation of Coach Bartee's first and second course offerings:

The First Course: Detailed position maintance and dividers in 1 High Middle of Field (M.O.F.) Closed Coverage.

The Second Course: Detailed Cover 3 (1 High Zone) Match Principles vs. 2x2 Formations

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. 3x1 Offensive sets.  

Once 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 through game film.

Points that will be covered in this course:

-Flash Concept: Combining Flood Coverage with Match Principles

-Teaching the Take Back Concept

-Understanding Skake and Mable

-Teaching Skate Coverage with Regular Flood Principles

-Teaching Weak Rotation Flood Coverage

-Understanding "Flooding the Coverage"

-How to react to Back Fast to the Flat

-Defending and Aligning to 20 Personnel

-Defending RPO's from Mable

-Setting Mable to Quads sets

-Positioning the Rotating Safety




1 Introduction to the Coverage vs. 3x1 Formations 00:58 2 Flood Concept - Teaching from the slides 04:30 3 Using the whiteboard to teach the concepts 04:48
Downloadable Teaching Slides
4 Cover 3/6 - 3x1 Flood teaching slide 5 Cover 3/6 - 3x1 Flash teaching slide 6 Flood Concept vs Single Width 3x1 7 Cover 3/6 - Take Back teaching slide
The Fundamentals of Covering down to 3x1
8 Teaching drops in the coverage and relating to receivers down the field 07:51 9 Take Back and Pass Back Concept Rules 08:02 10 Teaching Slides - Flash (combining Flood with Match Principles) 03:13 11 Teaching Slides - Take Back Concept 00:44 12 Teaching Slides - Flood vs. Single Width 02:32 13 Teaching Slides - Cover 3/6 Responsibilities Chart 02:07
Skate Teaching Clips
14 Teaching Clips: Skate 05:18 15 Teaching Clips: Skate part 2 04:01 16 Teaching Clips: Flash Principle to Trips 02:52 17 Teaching Clips: Skate Coverage with Regular Flood Principles 04:17 18 Teaching Clips: Weak Rotation Flood Coverage 02:41 19 Teaching Clips: Basic Skate 01:21 20 Teaching Clips: Flooding the Coverage vs. an Empty Set 03:57 21 Teaching Clips: Weak side Rotation vs. 4 Verts 03:43 22 Teaching Clips: Take Back Technique 04:38 23 Teaching Clips: Reacting to Back Fast to the Flat 02:38 24 Teaching Clips: Take Back Technique part 2 04:24
Mable Teaching Clips
25 Teaching Clips: Teaching Mable 05:52 26 Teaching Clips: Playing an RPO from Mable 02:33 27 Teaching Clips: Defending and Aligning to 20 Personnel 01:52 28 Teaching Clips: Mable vs. a Quad Set 02:32 29 Teaching Clips: Rotating the Safties and playing Mable vs. Jet Motion 02:19 30 Teaching Clips: Positioning the Rotating Safety 02:47 31 Teaching Clips: Aligning to and Playing Quads 02:00
32 Review and Conclusion 05:37

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 (2)


If you want to learn MOFC Zone match principles, Get all of Coach Bartee's Courses

Jan 7, 20 08:52 AM


A must have course if you are considering running 1 high zone match.

Feb 10, 20 04:35 PM

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