Communication tends to be most Football Coaches’ weak spots. In an Alpha dominated world, we just think everyone else around us has our knowledge base or assume they know what needs to be done. Unfortunately, in most cases, our assumptions are wrong.
On this episode Joe Daniel and Daniel Chamberlain discuss what a plan of communication, or a Standard Operating Procedure, is as well as why you need to prepare yours now and how you can implement it with you staff this year.
Another season has come and gone. Unless you’re holding the trophy at the end (and maybe even if you’re holding the trophy), there’s at least one thing you need to fix or update in your system. No system is perfect, and some are just bad.
On this episode Joe and Daniel discuss why you shouldn’t throw your system out, how to evaluate it to make some corrections, and what changes you can make without a wholesale change.
Every season we learn lessons as coaches. What are we good at, what are we bad at, what do we need to expand or contract in our playbook and system. This year was no different.
On this episode Joe and Daniel are going through YOUR lessons learned from YOUR season.
Toxicity happens in every profession. It happens on Wall Street, it happens in the military, and it happens in sports.
Generally, it’s magnified in positions when the rules or positions put a toxic person “in charge” of others. This is especially an issue when that group is made up of kids that can’t take a stand against the toxicity.
On this episode, Joe and Daniel discuss what a Toxic Coach looks like, why you need to deal with them now rather than later, and just how you can go about letting a coach go.
As the off season begins for many across the country, it’s time to focus on what you need to improve for next year. Without a doubt, many of you have strength and speed on your improvement list. But, it’s not just THAT you hit the weight room. It’s HOW you hit the weight room that matters.
On this episode Joe and Daniel discuss the importance of using the weight room, why you need to have a program to follow, and what that program should consist of.
As voted on by the loyal listeners, we bring you a peek into our lives as parents.
On this episode Joe and Daniel are joined by veteran coach Kenny Ridley to talk all things, parenting and coaching.
The Pro Style Offense is an ever evolving system. Originally named after the actual schemes being used in the NFL, it has taken an identity of its own as a balanced offense capable of being used as a Smash Mouth running offense, or an air-it-out passing attack.
On this episode Joe and Daniel are discussing how to take your High School version of this scheme and incorporate a Star Wide Receiver. We discuss what he might look like, what his role is in the Pro Style Offense, and what you can do to highlight him in your gameplan.
With the Wing-T, and its variations, being so popular, and the 4-2-5 being the most used JDFB defensive system, we figured it was time to put the two together. We’re talking about defending the Buck Series with the 4-2-5 defense.
On this episode Joe and Daniel will break down the strengths of the 4-2-5, what the weaknesses are, and how to make adjustments to eliminate those weaknesses.
The Tiger Cat Blitz… super solid name (especially if your mascot is a tiger), but even more solid of a scheme. This is the cheat code of all blitzes, by reducing your risks and multiplying your reward.
On this episode Joe and Daniel discuss the Tiger Cat Blitz, how to install it, and how to adjust it to whatever front you want to run.
Having a Star QB can open up a WORLD of opportunity. But, if you aren’t prepared to really let him shine, you could find yourself wasting some top tier talent.
On this episode, Joe and Daniel discuss using a Star QB in the Spread system. We talk through what a star looks like, what makes him different in the spread system versus other systems, and how you can expand your system to really let him show off what he brings to the table.
In any defense, you need ALL 11 men to fill their role, “Do your job,” if you will. But, on the defensive line, a man amongst boys can make your life much easier. Not all stars look the same, though.
On this episode, Joe Daniel and Daniel Chamberlain discuss the makeup of a Star Defensive Lineman, what a star at each position might look like, what their role is in the 4-2-5 really is, and what else you can do with them to create chaos for the offense.
Getting help running our schemes is something that EVERY coach struggles with. Having someone else point out our flaws isn’t an easy thing to do. But, it could be one of the most beneficial things you can do for your team and your development.
On this episode, we discuss the importance of using Game Film Analysis, why you need to get an outsider’s eyes on your film, what the pros are seeing when they watch other people’s film, and where all you can go to get some help.
Lots of teams are “multiple” on Defense. You’ll get a little odd front, a little even. Maybe they’ll play a quarter in attack mode, and then one just playing base. But, being multiple on offense is a fairly new concept and is even breaking into the NFL. Go check out the Detroit Lions and their complete Wing-T package they ran in week 2.
On this episode, Daniel Chamberlain is joined by Beau Collins from NW Arkansas to talk about combining two different offensive schemes into the same system.
As football defenses continue to trend… as they will do… we’re seeing more 4-2-5 on friday nights. If you’re running an “old school” offense, like the wing-t, you’re probably thanking the football gods that you get to block up an even front once again. For the rest of us, we’re trying to block up a traditional front with a modern offensive scheme.
On this episode, Joe and Daniel discuss the weaknesses of the 4-2-5, how the Zone Scheme takes advantage of those weaknesses, and how you can expand your run game to attack the 4-2-5 in other ways.
Gap Scheme and odd fronts CAN seem like a mismatch for the defense at face value. But, knowing your defense and using your advantages in your favor can lead to some great outcomes.
On this episode Joe and Daniel discuss what exactly constitutes “Buck Series”, what the advantages of running the 3-4 truly are, and what the disadvantages can be if you aren’t prepared to solve them.
We all dream of having a “bell cow” running back to hang our hat on throughout the season. But, misusing that type of player in the Pro Style Offense can see you losing your best player before year end.
On this episode Joe Daniel and Daniel Chamberlain discuss how to let your star running back shine in your Pro Style offense, what he might look like, what his role should be, and how to call your offense to get the most out of him… without overusing him.
Justin Dottavio is a strength and conditioning coach and long time user of the Dale Baskett Speed and Movement training program. He uses Dale’s teachings in his every day work to help kids of all sports and disciplines.
Joe Daniel and Daniel Chamberlain are joined by Coach Justin Dottavio to discuss how Dale’s program changed his world in training athletes.
For more information jump over to Athletic Speed and Movement at www.AthleticSpeedandMovement.com.
A star Inside Linebacker can be an absolute game changer for your defense, especially in the run game. But, are you getting the full potential out of your linebacker? If not, is it your playcalling that’s holding him back?
On this episode Joe Daniel and Daniel Chamberlain (the one in the war paint) discuss what makes an ILB a star, what their role is in the 4-2-5 defense, and how you can call your defense to let him shine.
Gap scheme, old school football, can be run against any defense. The 3-4 defense is taking the country by storm, and it’s inevitable that you’ll see it this season. We’re taking a look at these two proven systems against each other.
On this episode, Joe Daniel and Daniel Chamberlain are discussing the advantages, disadvantages and problem solving techniques of using gap scheme run plays against the 3-4 defensive front.
If you have a star WR, you probably know it. What you may not know is how to use him to his fullest. How can I get the ball in his hands when I know he’s getting double coverage every snap?
On this episode Joe Daniel and Daniel Chamberlain are joined by Ron McKie to discuss what a star WR looks like, what roles they can fill for your team, and how to build an offense around him.
The Free Safety is likely the best player on your defense right now. But, is he a star? If you have a star, how do you utilize him to really let him shine?
On this episode Joe Daniel and Daniel Chamberlain talk all about using a Star FS in your 4-2-5 Defense. We talk about what makes him a star, what role he usually plays, and ways to highlight his talents.
The Zone Running Scheme and the 3-4 Defense are two of the most popular schemes in football today. Chances are, if you run the 3-4, you’ll face a zone team this season. You need to be prepared when that week (or weeks) comes around. Knowing your weaknesses and your strengths can give you the upper hand on Friday Night.
On this episode, Joe and Daniel discuss defending zone runs with your 3-4 defense, what issues you’ll face, how to fix them, and what your strengths should be.
The 4-2-5 has become one of the most used defenses around the country. Which means you’ll likely face it at some point this season. Gap scheme run plays are the backbone of many offenses. So, you’re probably running at least power and counter right now. We want to see how the two match up, and how you can gain the advantage on Friday nights.
On this episode Joe and Daniel discuss the plan to attack the 4-2-5 with gap scheme run plays. We look at the weaknesses of the 4-2-5, why we should run gap scheme plays against it, and what the best gap scheme run plays are to run against the 4-25.
Breaking into coaching or getting your first Head Coach job, much like learning any new skill, can be like drinking water from a fire hose. You can’t possibly take it all in until you become grounded on a foundation. But, we’ve all been there before, and most coaches want to help you survive your first days in the indust or as a new Head Coach.
On this episode we give you cutups of our conversations with coaches from different experience levels. These guys have been doing it at varying sizes of schools, but still getting it done.
It’s the Battle of the Titans… football edition. This time, we’re putting two of the most used offenses against each other. Whether you’re looking to throw it around in the Spread Offense, or wanting to be more balanced in the Pro Style offense, this episode is for you.
On this episode, Joe and Daniel discuss the benefits and weaknesses of the Spread Offense and the key reasons you should or shouldn’t run each one.