The following training diagrams were developed by Coach Neal for use in his Monsters Inc. training program. The majority of these diagrams play off of his Shoulder Mechanics concept. This concept allows an athlete to develop the ability to play behind their shoulder pads, better orient themselves to an opponent in order to play/ take away the angles, as well as, significantly reduce unneccesary head to head (2-2) contact.
And, once an athlete has mastered playing behind his shoulder pads... there are a variety of skill based techniques they can employ to help take their game to the next level: Rip, Shiv, Misdirect, Vader (Darth), Mr. Miyagi, and more. Skill Based Technique Videos Coming Soon.
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Use Shoulder Mechanics to properly align yourself and shut down even the most elusive ball carrier in 1 on 1 or Team Pursuit. See Pursuit for more details.
Know where your help is. Take the correct angle. Stop over pursuing the ball carrier. Learn how to use Shoulder Mechanics and master the art of Pursuit.
Learn how to Freeze. Veer. Contact. Shift. Use Shoulder Mechanics and FVCS to run hard (downhill) and break tackles when contact is imminent.
Dominate the Pass Block and own any defender by utilizing our 4-STEP Leverage Blocking technique. Use your entire Kinetic Chain to unlock bigger and stronger opponents.
Use Shoulder Mechanics, take the correct angle, and Run Block any defender out of the play. It's all about knowing where the ball is going and giving the ball carrier your back.
Use Shoulder Mechanics, take the correct angle to the ball carrier, Shed the Block and make the play! It's all about knowing where your help is and attacking the block.
Containment is the key to shutting down the outside run and turning even the most elusive ball carrier back inside. Master containment + playing back underneath = EAT!
QB ANGLE BREAK
A QB that can't Break Angles of oncoming defenders (move in the pocket) is a sitting duck. Use Shoulder Mechanics, understand the angles, and break them!.
GAP. HOLE. TECH.
Every athlete should know defensive gaps, techniques, and holes. You can't read music if you don't know the notes. These 3 things are the notes to some serious Football music.
ROUTE TREE (RT)
Every athlete, regardless of age or position, should learn a Route Tree. Order and route distance may change, but the routes themselves typically remain the same.
DOUBLE MOVE (RT)
Start running more dynamic routes with our Double Move Route Tree. And, don't forget to Accelerate, Breakdown, Cut, and Re-Accelerate into each part of the route.