Category Archive: Coach Rich Holzer

Mar 03

Be Organized In Recruiting

The recruiting process is a confusing time for parents, exciting for players & arduous for collegiate coaches.   As head coaches we can help the process along by being detailed and organized. Today I will detail how we try to provide college coaches with an organized and efficient means of collecting data on our guys. …

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Jan 20

In Season QB Drills For Improved Decision Making

At Meade HS (MD), we have not had the luxury of bringing a QB up through our system. This is due to military transfers as we are located on Fort Meade. We must spend a good deal of time training the footwork and fundamentals when we are allowed to in the off season and summer. …

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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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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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Jul 16

Developing Toughness Through Strongman Training/ Gut Check Workouts

Toughness is a characteristic that is highly desirable in football players. The ability to endure, adapt and overcome is a trait that allows teams and players to push themselves beyond their comfort zone. As coaches, we are always looking for ways to create situations that require our players to overcome adversity. We feel strongman training …

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May 21

Organizing A Call Sheet

When organizing a call sheet as the offensive coordinator, there are many ways to organize your play calls. After six years as an offensive coordinator, I have experimented with several formats in an attempt to find what works for me. What I have settled on is a format that lends itself to being flexible in …

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Mar 03

An Effective Pre-Practice Routine For Skill Players

With all the activities a coach is responsible for, it helps to have an established pre-practice routine to keep practices run smoothly. We have ascribed to the philosophy of warming up through the use of low impact football specific drills that increase in intensity as the players loosen up. This time also allows you to …

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Jan 27

Your First Head Coaching Interview

Interviewing for the first time can be an exciting yet nerve racking experience. I know I found my mind racing with what questions could they ask, what should I ask the panel, who will be interviewing me, how many rounds do I have to go through, is this the right fit, etc.   Ultimately, preparation …

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Dec 02

Maximizing Practice Time With Two-Way Players

Our staff feels that the results of the game are in direct relationship to how you practice. As such, at Meade High School we make practice planning a major emphasis within our off season staff development. One of the main things we do at off season clinics is try to figure out ways to improve …

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Oct 16

Shallow Cross Pass Concept

In our offense, we currently hang our hat on four main drop back concepts and five quick throws. Today, I plan on discussing our “shallow” game. When looking at different passing schemes, we felt that the “Air Raid” shallow cross game was a very inexpensive play to install, but had a high potential for return …

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