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John Berry - Blending 4-2-5 and 3-4 Defense


In Blending 4-2-5 and 3-4 Defense, Coach John Berry shares his thoughts on defensive schemes and alignments.

Coach Berry combines odd and even fronts, as well as multiple formations to build a defense with the intent of “getting your best eleven players on the field at the same time.”

Coach Barry reviews game film to illustrate his philosophies, while also discussing how to use film and practice to identify the strengths of your athletes and build a scheme that puts them in the best position to succeed.

Additionally, Coach Berry outlines the traits and skillsets required for each position and personnel grouping.

Topics covered include:

  • Base Defenses
  • Defensive Fundamentals
  • Multiple Formations
  • Odd/Even Fronts
  • Defensive Backfield Alignments
  • Positional Responsibilities
  • Formational Substitutions
  • Secondary Coverage Schemes
  • Defensive Line Techniques
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