Blocking and Defeating Blocks with Scott Peters

Learn effective fundamentals for blocking and defeating blocks.

START WITH THE FUNDAMENTALS

Learn the principles of contact necessary to apply and resist force on the gridiron with the new USA Football Contact System, taught by former NFL player Scott Peters.

Key Features:

  • BLAST principles of contact
  • SPPAAT self-coaching tool
  • Bridge, Pillar and Buckle Fits
  • Benefits of Force Deflection over Horizontal Push

COACH UP YOUR ENTIRE STAFF

BLAST PRINCIPLES OF CONTACT

BASE

Form a base. Posture is key to safety and the base is the foundation for success.

 

LONG

Playing long allows separation and takes the helmet out of contact.

ASCEND

Ascend the hips. All contact should be initiated and delivered through the uncoiling of the hips.

SQUARE

Play square. Staying square allows for “multidirectional” power and control.

TRIANGULATE

Triangulate or attack half a man. Offset the body to the opponent instead of attacking the center of the opponent’s mass. Offset off the defender midline.

The SPPAAT self-coaching tool allows coaches and players to fast track skill development and improve safer contact without sacrificing performance.

HOW IT WORKS

Working together, players and coaches master the progression principles and techniques.

Using SPPAAT, player is then able to identify the cause of a technique breakdown on their own and correct it.

SPPAAT SEQUENCE

Sequence
Posture
Placement
Angles

Assignment
Timing

  • The order of steps carried out when executing a technique.
  • The position of the body during a technical sequence.
  • The surface or point of contact on opponent.
  • The route of departure and relationship of the body relative to an opponent during a play.
  • Position-specific objectives of a play based on scheme.
  • The rate/speed/moment of initiating steps when executing a technical progression during a play.

FORCE DEFLECTION vs. HORIZONTAL PUSH

Instead of striking an opponent on the same plane, where the winner is often determined by who is bigger, stronger and faster, force deflection offers success through mechanical advantage.

Force deflection works on the premise that force can be generated and control can be established without momentum and helmet-to-helmet contact. This is achieved by striking opponents with the hands on a low to high plane using the hips as the sole driving force for power as opposed to sequentially driving the feet.

BRIDGE, PILLAR & BUCKLE FITS

Overview

Explore the principles of the bridge, pillar and buckle fits and teach your players the basic foundational knowledge for blocking and defeating blocks.

Features coaching points on how to apply the BLAST principles of contact to the bridge, pillar and buckle application.

  • Bridge Fits Blocking
  • Pillar Fits Defeating Blocks
  • Buckle Fits Shoulder Contact

THE NEXT STEP

Go beyond the Heads Up contact components with the Contact System

USA Football Contact System Online
Go beyond basic tactics and train your entire coaching staff on the most sophisticated and effective approach to blocking and defeating blocks.

Interactive and focused on maximizing player skill development and performance - explore techniques that lead to more wins, opponent domination ... all without contact to the head.

COACHES

Expand your knowlege to make your team better and safer.

COMMISSIONERS

A safer league is a better league.