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ELK RIVER ELKS 3-4 YOUTH DEFENSE

by Mike Cross
ELK RIVER ELKS 3-4 YOUTH DEFENSE

Description

In this course Coach Cross shows you the Elk River's defensive package that has helped them become a program that has been extremely successful and helped them win a MN State Football Championship in 2016. The Elks have had 4 straight MInnesota State High School Tournament appearances. Coach Cross is a USA Football "Heads Up" Certified Coach,  Atavus Tackling Certified Coach and a Level 1 - USA Weightlifting Certified Coach.

 

Lessons

1 ERHS Base Defense
Basic Football Terminology / Structure
2 Defensive Gaps & Responsibilities 3 Defensive Gaps & Responsibilities 4 Defensive Line & Linebackers Alignments / Techniques 5 Defensive Line & Linebackers Alignments / Techniques 6 Offensive Receivers Identification 7 Offensive Receivers Identification 8 Passing Zones 9 Passing Zones (3 Deep & 2 Deep)
Tackling
10 Atavus Tackle Wheel - Positive 11 Atavus Tackle Wheel - Negative 12 Elk River Tackle Progression 13 Elk River Tackle Progression 14 Tackle Progression 4:46 15 2v1 Leverage Drill-Atavus 16 Shoulder Strike Tackle Drill
2nd Grade -3rd Grade
17 4-4 "TITE" Defense 18 4-4 "TITE" Defense 19 4-4 "TITE" "IN" Defense 20 4-4 "TITE" "IN" Defense 21 4-4 "TITE" "OUT" Defense 22 4-4 "TITE" "OUT" Defense 23 4-4 "TITE" "RIGHT" Defense 24 4-4 "TITE" "RIGHT" Defense 25 4-4 "TITE" "LEFT" Defense 26 4-4 "TITE" "LEFT" Defense
4th -5th Grade
27 XTRA "G" BLACK 28 XTRA "G" BLACK 29 XTRA "TITE" "PINCH" BLACK 30 XTRA "TITE" "PINCH" BLACK 31 XTRA "TITE" "OUT" BLACK 32 XTRA "TITE" "OUT" BLACK 33 XTRA "TITE" "RIGHT" BLACK 34 XTRA "TITE" "RIGHT" BLACK 35 XTRA "TITE" "LEFT" BLACK 36 XTRA "TITE" "LEFT" BLACK
6th Grade
3 Man Pressures
37 STRONG PINCH WHITE 38 STRONG BEAR WHITE 39 STRONG PINCH WHITE 40 STRONG BEAR WHITE
4 Man Pressures
41 Base Black (Man-Free) 42 Angle Black (Man-Free)
5 Man Pressures
43 BEAR PINCH JIMMY UP WHITE 44 BEAR PINCH JIMMY UP WHITE
7th & 8th Grade
45 ERHS Nickel Defense
4 Man Pressures
46 Cut Black (Man-Free) 47 "A" Black (Man-Free)
5 Man Pressures
48 Base Edge Grey (Man- Free) 49 Cut Stab Grey (Man-Free) 50 "A" Lightning Grey (Man-Free)
Youth Football Presentations
51 2017 "How to be an asset as an assistant coach!" 52 2018 "How to Run a Successful Youth Practice!" 53 2019 Youth Football Presentation

The Coach

Coach Mike Cross begins his 27th year coaching high school football in Minnesota. Coach Cross is in his 7th year as defensive coordinator and cornerbacks coach at Elk River High School.  

Coach Cross has been fortunate to have had a wealth of positive football experiences and great football role models throughout his career.  Coach Cross started his coaching career as an assistant coach at Mahtomedi High School (1991-1993), Braham Area High School (1994-1998), Elk River High School (1st-1999-2002) (2nd-2014-present) and Zimmerman High School (2013). Coach Cross was also the head football coach at Elk River High School for eight years. (2003-2010). 

Elk River won the 5AAAA State Football Championship in 2016 with a perfect 13-0 record. The Elks were State Runner ups in 2017 and State Semi-Finalists in both 2018 and 2019.

Mike was honored in 2016 North Central-Blue District Assistant Coach of the Year and the 2016 Butch Nash Award from the Minnesota Football Coaches Association.

In 2018 Coach Cross was selected as a member of the “North” coaching staff for the Minnesota HS Football Showcase All Star Game played at U.S. Bank Stadium.

Mike received a B.S. in Physical Education and Health Education from the University of Wisconsin - River Falls(1991).  Mike was a four year letterman on the Falcons football team as a cornerback and free safety. In 2001 he received his M.S. in education from St. Mary’s University. Mike also attended Hamline University for educational administration.

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Caterory: Football/Youth Football