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Covering first base – SWAT Defense

All our coaching realities are different. We coach at different levels, with different resources available to us. Although we all share similar coaching challenges, the quantity and quality of available resources often determines what will work out in our specific reality and what won’t. Human resources, financial resources, and physical resources all compose the programs that we’re tasked to build. These resources interact to form our specific coaching reality. That’s part of what makes coaching a great profession – trying to solve the specific challenges of our unique realities.

Here’s a link to an article I recently wrote that was published by ex-NFL coach Charlie Coiner. The article is called ‘Covering First Base." It gives some insight into the reasons that prompted me to design the SWAT Defensive System to solve the challenges of our specific reality.


Gino Arcaro M.Ed., B.Sc., NCCP Level 3
Head coach – Niagara X-men football
Owner – X Fitness Inc.

Gino Arcaro is a widely published author. His website, blog, Youtube channel, and list of books are at: His books include: 4th & hell: seasons 1-5, Soul of a Lifter, SWAT Offense, SWAT Defense, X Fitness Workout System, and a 3 business book series called Soul of an Entrepreneur . He also has written 20 editions of 6 law enforcement academic textbooks. And a new 8-volume interrogation book series, soon to be released. His most recent book is a children’s book called, "BE FIT, DON’T QUIT."

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