The 4-3 Defense For High School Football

One of the most popular defenses in all of college and the NFL is the 4-3 Defense. The 4-3 is also one of the most popular defensive fronts in High School football today. With the incredible variation in High School offenses, the 4-3 Defense is a great answer to the question, “How can you stop everything?”

The 4-3 Defense utilizes four down linemen and three linebackers. Using sophisticated coverage schemes, you can also include 1 or 2 of the safeties or cornerbacks in the run stopping element of the defense. Not many defenses give you the ability to play with 9 defenders in the box against heavy running teams. In addition, you already have 4 deep secondary players for passing teams, as well as 3 linebackers and a solid 4 man pass rush.

When running the 4-3 Defense in High School, it is important to put the right players in the right places. For details on how to install and run the defense, be sure to check out Football-Defense.com as well as “Installing Football’s 4-3 Defensive Front,” available on that website. Here, I want to describe how to utilizes ลงทุนกับ UFABET your players within the defense.

In High School we don’t have the chance to recruit or draft. We have what we have. So it is of the utmost importance that we fit our players into the scheme in the right spots, and then adjust the scheme to fit their talents and abilities. Your best football player, in terms of speed, strength, power, and toughness will be the Mike Linebacker. He takes the most punishment, and his abilities will be apparent when you play a power running team. If he’s cleaning house, he’s your man. If you are taking it down the throat, he may not be the one. Against a Triple Option team, he’s tackling the fullback on every snap.

The next key in your 4-3 Defense is the 3-Technique Defensive Tackle. He needs to be the biggest, baddest beast you’ve got. Speed is not required, but is preferred. At the very least, this guy is going to plug the strong side B Gap and stop the run. It takes pressure off the Mike Linebacker if this guy can really handle a big area.

Your best athletes will be playing the Safety positions. This is a 2-high safety defense. Personally, I like to run Quarters Coverage with the 4-3 Defensive front. That gives the ability to have 9 guys in the box. This means that your safeties need to be speedy cats who can cover the deep ball, but have the mentality of a linebacker.