CoachTube Course: Teaching Quarters – 2-Read (Palms/Cloud)

A MatchQuarters Production

This course takes you from the classroom to the field with Coach Alexander. First up is the foundational tools needed to build coverages. Then a look at a playbook. Practice implementation is discussed along with film. Finally, Coach A. goes through a clinic cut-up detailing the nuances within 2-Read Coverage. Tags are provided with examples, including the SQUAT and STICKS techniques. The goal of this clinic is to give you a foundational knowledge of the scheme so that you can implement it within your program.


  1. Intro to 2-Read
  2. Playbook Overview (whiteboard)
  3. Practice Implementation
  4. 2-Read Film Study

Variations of the coverage are included as well: Base, Squat, Press, & Sticks.

Click HERE to get the clinic!


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One thought on “CoachTube Course: Teaching Quarters – 2-Read (Palms/Cloud)”

  1. Hey Coach quick question on how you teach 2-Read for the CB when #1 goes shallow (in underneath the overhang) and #2 goes vertical. Your coverage matrix for Cloud shows the rule for the CB as #2 UP, CB MEG #1. So do you have the CB chase the #1 shallow route?

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