In week 7 of 2015 Dallas High School (OR) made the decision to make the switch to the Simplest 3-5-3. After the switch they went 11-4 over the next two seasons and advanced all the way to the State Semi-Finals in 2016 losing to the eventual champs 10-7 in a defensive struggle.
The guy leading the way to playing great defense in Dallas is Defensive Coordinator Andy Jackson. After Graduating from Western Oregon University where he was a standout defensive back, Coach Jackson played a year of football in the European Football League. Upon returning he joined his father and brother on the coaching staff at Dallas HS. He has been the defensive coordinator since 2012
Coach Jackson brings an energy and excitement to his craft that is contagious. They’ve put together a great plan for playing great defense; keeping things simple for their kids in order to spend more time on the things they believe are truly critical to playing great D.
Find Coach Jackson’s 3 part series on his 3-5-3 here.
Developing An Elite Defense at Practice
This presentation is the game changer among a great video series. It is clear to see that this is where Coach Jackson’s passion lies and they have truly made a difference in their defense simply from their practice style and philosophies. Find out why practice is so important and how they use every minute to truly train their young athletes to play the game at a high level. Learn how they drill pursuit, leverage, tackling, and fundamentals. This video includes drill footage. “I am leaving here humbled at how Coach Jackson and his staff are out coaching us.” Nate Albaugh. See why Coach Albaugh claims this video affected him so greatly.
53 Minutes – $29.95Video Content Rating: Gold