Jul 20

Five Keys to Team Excellence – Engineering Your Culture

  Five Keys to Team Excellence – Engineering Your Culture By Ralph Isernia, Head Football Coach, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute I would like to thank AFM for inviting me to share an article with the readers. It is extremely humbling after 27 years of coaching and 8 different teams, someone is asking for advice in building …

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Jul 19

3-3 Stack with a New Twist (Part II) – Archives

By Rick Streif, Head Coach Cathedral High School (IN) The next three positions are what make us different than most 3-3 teams. Our secondary plays a Cover 2 shell. The CBs alignment is based on formation. The CB will split the #1 and #2 receivers at a depth of 7 yards. They are not always …

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Jul 18

3-3 Stack with a New Twist (Part I) – Archive

By Rick Streif, Head Coach Cathedral High School (IN) Nine years ago, we were looking for a way to best use our returning talent. We had been a 4-3 Cover 4 team that had played very aggressively with lots of blitz and an attacking style. The size of our school (1200 co-ed) limited the number …

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Jul 13

Before the Whistle: Football Coaching 101 – Meet the Parents – Part III

  Before the Whistle: Football Coaching 101, by Matt Kunz Matt Kunz, a former Notre Dame football player, is currently a business owner, City Councilman, author, and former non-profit president. Kunz is the author of Triumph! An Athlete’s Guide to Winning On and Off the Field, Before the Whistle: Football Coaching 101, To God and …

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Jul 12

Before the Whistle: Football Coaching 101 – Meet the Parents – Part II

  Before the Whistle: Football Coaching 101, by Matt Kunz Matt Kunz, a former Notre Dame football player, is currently a business owner, City Councilman, author, and former non-profit president. Kunz is the author of Triumph! An Athlete’s Guide to Winning On and Off the Field, Before the Whistle: Football Coaching 101, To God and …

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Jul 11

Before the Whistle: Football Coaching 101 – Meet the Parents – Part I

  Before the Whistle: Football Coaching 101, by Matt Kunz Matt Kunz, a former Notre Dame football player, is currently a business owner, City Councilman, author, and former non-profit president. Kunz is the author of Triumph! An Athlete’s Guide to Winning On and Off the Field, Before the Whistle: Football Coaching 101, To God and …

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Jul 06

From Worst to First (Part II)

  From Worst to First (Part II) My first day on the job was March 7, 2016. The Rams had missed a lot of the recruiting season, but the incoming class wasn’t nearly as important as the culture of the team they were coming to. The team needed a sense of confidence. It needed a …

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Jul 05

From Worst to First (Part I)

From Worst to First (Part I) Imagine that you are hanging onto a rope over the edge of a cliff. Imagine that you look down and see a great chasm with certain death should you fall. Now look up and see who is on the other end of the rope to save your life. If …

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Jul 04

The RPO Offense

I’m currently a student assistant at Tyler Junior College located in East Texas. I started out coaching football at age 17 after my senior year of football was completed. My first student assistant job was at Stratford High School under Coach Eliot Allen. I then got the opportunity to be an offensive assistant for a …

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Jun 29

Spread Two-Back Power Play Without Two Backs (Part II)

Spread Two-Back Power Play Without Two Backs (Part II) By Vincent Giacalone, Offensive Line Coach Valparaiso University By utilizing the TE we are now hitting the play at least 1 gap wider. This means our RB’s are crossing the LOS farther away from the unblocked DE. This solves both of the aforementioned problems with the …

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