Sep 16

Get Your #2 Quarterback Ready

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Most high schools are nearing the midpoint of the season. Most likely, only a small percentage of those teams have given their second quarterback meaningful work. Part of our problem is in our mentality as coaches. We grow to trust and rely on our starter to the point that our second team quarterback becomes a …

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Sep 05

Having An Athletic QB: Move the Launch Point

If you have an athletic QB, one of the best ways to stress the defense is to move your QB’s launch point. We try and move our launch point several times a game. This prevents the defense from targeting one point in their pass rush. There is always the issue of containment. In addition, moving …

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Sep 04

Recruit, Rotate, Rinse, Repeat

This month, I’d like to share a “system” of development which I’ve been able to use the last couple of seasons. It has been a big benefit to our program’s on-field success, as well as a key element of development for our younger players. In the early part of my career, I was a guy …

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Sep 01

Early Action Equals Results

BLOOM'S TAXONOMY

One of the things that goes forgotten as we enter the game week of the football calendar and are focused on specific actions toward an individual opponent is the ability to make sure that we are checking in with our players on if they are falling behind cognitively, emotionally, or spiritually.  It is easy to …

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Aug 25

Making Offensive Personnel Groupings Easy For Your Players (And You)

I was recently asked by a friend how to make sense of utilizing multiple offensive personnel groupings and make it simple enough for all players to understand.  Years ago I went from just one personnel group to multiple personnel groupings and was faced with the same question.  I wasn’t a numbers guy so the tried …

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Aug 24

Trusting God and Doing What You Do

I’ve never personally met Coach Tony Dungy but, along with my dad, he has helped me to change for the better so that my wife, Stephanie, hasn’t kicked me out of the house after 21 years of living with a psycho football coach. My dad and Steele Harmon became big fans of Coach Dungy because …

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Aug 23

Showing Triple…Running Double

Double Option

Not every coach wants to run a true triple option offense for a number of reasons. One of the main reasons is the perception that truly mastering the triple play is time consuming and very difficult. While this is certainly not true, one alternative that I tell coaches who want to run some option but …

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Aug 18

Fostering Relationships With the Coaches on the Staff: Getting What You Need to Get Done

  The coaches on a staff are like any other group in an office, school or place of work; they all have unique personalities and talents that can be used to make an efficient working unit. You may not like an individual, others may grate on you, some know too much, and others don’t know …

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Aug 11

First Year Head Coaches: Start the Year Right With an Organized Staff Meeting

As a first year head high school coach, you may be swamped right now with school and practices about to start. However, this is when organization can keep you afloat.   Every year before your season starts, you need to begin planning down to the smallest detail what needs to be covered. As a head …

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Aug 04

Coach Fitness And The Message It Sends

Happy August, and happy return to football! I’m sure you’re all filled with excitement and anticipation for the new season. As I frequently tell my wife, I work year-round to see results on 10 (hopefully more) fall Saturdays. I’m anxious to see how that work will pan out! With our fall camp just around the …

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