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Tom Olivadotti was a four-year letter winner at Upsala College (1963-1966) where he was a starter at defensive back, linebacker and wide receiver. Olivadotti graduated to the collegiate ranks when he joined the coaching staff at Princeton University. He then coached at Boston College and Miami before going on to coach pro football for the Cleveland Browns, the Miami Dolphins, and the Minnesota Vikings.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 120 pages
  • Publisher: Coaches Choice (March 2, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1606790463
  • ISBN-13: 978-1606790465
  • Product Dimensions: 9.9 x 6.8 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #485,062 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Dq on February 10, 2010
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Im a Defensive Coordinator/Secondary Coach at the high school level.

This book does a great job of covering Secondary coverages thoroughly.

Route and Route Package recognition is one of the most benificial skills

I tech my DBs and Im always looking for new info in the area. This book,

in my opinion, provides the essential information a young DB coach needs to

properly equip his players for success. A must for Defensive Back coaches.
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veryy good book. goes beyond just the basic drop into coverage and hope the receiver comes close to you. I have already used information from this book with my linebackers and secondary players, and they are already improving.
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A must read for coaches at any level who are considering deploying pattern reading to their zone pass defense system. Be sure to adapt the principles to the environment you're competing in.
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This book covers everything a coach will need to understand the concept of pattern-reading, and how to coach it. The book is independent of defensive scheme, and is skilfully written to mesh with whatever scheme you're running. This makes the book invaluable and timeless, as what I and my kids learn this season will still apply next season when we run a different defensive scheme.
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This will give you all of the details you need to properly implement a pattern-read coverage. It's a short book, but what it lacks in pages it more than makes up for in detail. I highly recommend this book for any defensive coordinator or someone who is wanting to learn proper coverage techniques.
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