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The Football Coaching Podcast with Joe Daniel

Coach Joe Daniel from JoeDanielFootball.com helps you build a better football team at any level. Youth Football Coaches, Middle School Football Coaches, High School Football Coaches, College Football Coaches and Semi-Professional Football Coaches will get great ideas and discussion from The Football Coaching Podcast.
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Jan 20, 2022

When it comes to learning how to coach football, we all have to start somewhere. Everyone’s starting point will be different, and for various reasons. Some of us start coaching after successful playing careers and learning comes easy, some of us haven’t touched a football in 10+ years and it feels like the lingo is in a different language. Some start with highly successful mentors that pass on their techniques, others start from scratch with nothing but a desire for self-improvement. 

In this episode, we’re discussing Daniel’s start to his coaching career, why he decided to become a coach, and what methods he found useful in learning how to coach football.

Jan 13, 2022

How to call football plays from the sideline is one of the most asked questions from new coordinators or play callers. Everyone does it a little differently, and even if you have a way, you may be looking for a more efficient method.

In this episode, we will discuss exactly that. How do we like to call plays, whether on the offensive or defensive side of the ball, and what are some pros and cons for each method we’ve tried.

Jan 6, 2022

Defensive line drills can be a key piece to having your big boys playing their most efficient, most effective football. They’re not the only tool you need in your toolbox, but one you need without a doubt.

In this episode we’re talking ways to improve your players with defensive line drills and focusing on the fundamentals of D-Line play.

Dec 30, 2021

Every coach is looking for the best football fundraising ideas. It’s part of the job. Regardless of your school size, being a good steward of the program’s finances is a key to success. 

Whether you’re trying to bring money in, or stop the flow of money going out, you need to be on top of the organization’s “check book” to ensure you have the finances to continuously be improving.

In this episode, learn the best football fundraising ideas for your team. Find out how to get control of finances, control how much you spend, and increase money coming into your program this season. 

Dec 23, 2021

RPO plays have changed the game on both sides of the football. Run Pass Option offenses are not just at the college level and big high schools, though. You can use these schemes in your small school football offense.

In this episode, we’re talking to back-to-back Oklahoma State Champion coach Lynn Shackelford from Cashion High School (Cashion, OK) about his evolution into RPO plays, how they helped his teams perform well above their expectations, and how he’s using them today to keep adding 1A state championships to his trophy case.

Dec 16, 2021

Are you still scared of playing press man coverage? Man coverages seems to be every DC’s “off” coverage, usually to compliment cover 3 or in blitzing situations. But, seemingly just as many coaches stay away from man coverage all together for their own personal reasons.

On this episode, we’re speaking with Sooner legend, NFL GREAT, and Owasso Rams DB Coach Dominique Franks about how press man technique changed for him at each level of the game, and how he’s successfully coaching it now to the CBs at Owasso High School (Owasso, OK).

 

Dec 9, 2021

As the season comes to a close, we’re all evaluating where our strengths and shortcomings were this fall. More than likely, many of us have found that there is improvement needed in the strength and speed departments of our team.

In this episode we discuss the why, the what, and the how of preparing football workouts and building a successful weight room program.

 

Dec 2, 2021

The Air Raid Offense is one of the most popular offensive systems in football today. There are also a lot of misconceptions and misunderstandings about the offense. 

Coach Patrick Taylor is the Head Coach of North Surry High School in North Carolina. He’s an expert in the Air Raid Offense and joins the podcast to share his knowledge. Learn the base philosophy of the offense, what coaches moving into this system can expect, and where the offense is going in the future. 

Nov 24, 2021

As most of us get into our offseason, sending our student athletes to different sports, it’s a great time to start planning ahead for spring ball and summer workouts. 

Nov 11, 2021

On any given Friday night, an uncountable number of offensive schemes are being ran across the country. But, from pee wee to the collegiate level, you can always find a team running the Wing-T.

Tonight, we’re going to discuss the basics of the offense, everything you need to know to get your feet wet. 

Oct 29, 2021

As defensive coaches, we’re constantly stuck between keeping coverages simple enough for our kids to execute, and complex enough to make an opposing QB wrong.

In today’s episode we will discuss how to change-up from your base coverage, ways to disguise what you’re doing from play to play, and small tweaks that can change up your base to make it more effective for the team you’re facing without slowing down the play of your players.

Oct 21, 2021

We’ve discussed revolving offenses in previous episodes, and how there is no king of the mountain. However, the spread offense has held its own for several years.

In today’s episode, we will skim the surface of the spread option, why people continue to use it, what its key formations and plays are, and what weaknesses a coach can expect from year to year.

Oct 15, 2021

Sometimes the season just doesn’t go your way. Every season, at every level, there are teams at the bottom of the standings. Every season there is even an NFL team who is so bad, they get the #1 draft pick. Most of us have had to deal with it at one point or another. But, regardless of the score board or district standings, you can successfully utilize the games you have left.

In today’s episode, we will discuss playing out a season that hasn’t gone your way, when to pull the plug, and what your plan moving forward should be. 

Oct 7, 2021

Linebackers are often considered to be the most “torn” position in football. They have twice the responsibility of other position groups, and multiple reads at the snap of the ball to get them to their assignments. 

Tonight’s episode we will discuss drills specifically for the linebacker corps, to help get your players reading and reacting more efficiently and playing their assignments with muscle memory.

Sep 30, 2021

Many pro and college athletes have made the change to coaching their sport. While some find success, this is not always the case.

In today's episode, we’re going to try to break down why this happens, why skill doesn’t always translate to coaching ability, and why you don’t have to be brilliant to be successful.

Sep 23, 2021

Blitzing in football is a lever that many coaches pull for different reasons and with widely varying frequency. Some want to send an additional player every snap, some wait for the planets to align on the perfect situation. 

In today’s episode, we will discuss three primary purposes for blitzing in football and what each of these bring to your playbook.

Sep 10, 2021

Every coach knows tackling is a key to winning games, but do you know the physics of football tackling? 

The two most basic functions of American football, at any level, are blocking and tackling. If you’re coming up short at either job, you’re probably not seeing a lot of success on that side of the ball. 

Tackling, much like every other aspect of the game, has evolved over the years. Players have gotten bigger, faster, and stronger. The game has opened up in regards to playing behind a row of blockers, to getting the ball in open space.

In today’s episode, we’re going to discuss the fundamentals of tackling, and some drills that you can use to better prepare your athletes to make all types of tackles, whether it be open field or round the edge of the OL trying to hit a sideline.

Sep 2, 2021

In 1906 Saint Louis University (eventually named the Billikens) completed the first official forward pass in college football history. Everyone else was playing checkers (Rugby style football to be exact) and SLU’s head coach Eddie Cochems was playing Chess.

Today’s episode is all about the offense, and how it has cycled over the years. From the “Rugby” beginnings, the Split-T of the 50s, the Wishbone of the 70s-90s and into the Air Raid era. We will look at how each of these offenses, and a few others, were phased in and phased out, and where they’re still useful today.

Aug 27, 2021

From depth charting players in the pre-season to trying to stop your cross-town rival’s power play, understanding your defense is of utmost importance. The better you know your system, what each lever is best at stopping, the more efficient you’ll be at adjusting on the fly.

This episode of The Football Coaching Podcast delves further into the idea of having the best 11 on the field, by concentrating on your overall understanding of your defensive system.

Aug 20, 2021

When you’re filling out your football depth chart for your defense this season, you should be pencilling in the ‘Best 11’. In Youth and High School Football where we do not recruit, we coach the kids we have. They might not always fit into a perfect mold for each position.

This episode of The Football Coaching Podcast kicks off Season 10 with a look at what the Best 11 really means for your defense. Find out how to pick the right guys and put them in the right places on your football depth chart.

Aug 13, 2021

For every playbook out there, you will find another way to name offensive football formations. There are no strict guidelines or rulebook to what you call your formations. 

Creating your own system of rules for how you name offensive football formations is important, though. It will determine how easy it is for your players to grasp new formations. The system also determines how easy it is for you call new formations. 

I love keeping it simple. Football plays take a lot of work. They take time to install and perfect. You do not need a lot of plays.

Formations are cheap. You can install new formations quickly in practice. Being able to run just a few plays out of many different formations creates a complex look for the defense, while you keep it simple. 

Check out this episode of The Football Coaching Podcast to learn all about naming and grouping your offensive football formations. 

Aug 4, 2021

Unlike the rest of the topics in Season 9 of The Football Coaching Podcast, this is not one of the 20 most asked questions. In fact, this question gets asked very infrequently.

But it is important.

When do I know it is time to walk away from coaching?

 

You feel like you need a break. The stress of the job is wearing you out. Changes in your life have made the huge time commitment a bigger burden than it was. You don’t get the same joy from the game as you did before.

There are a lot of reason coaches ask the question. In this episode, I will talk about how I knew it was time to walk away. And how I knew it was time to come back. 

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