The failures of your football scout team are the bane of every coach’s existence. You’re trying to prepare your starters to play a top opponent. That scout team is ruining everything, though.
Football scout teams don’t have to equal misery. But you have to put them in a position to succeed. We have a plan for that, and I’m going to share it with you in this episode.
Winning in all three phases might be a cliche, but you will lose games if you have sloppy special teams practice. Planning your special teams practices is critical if you don’t want to shoot yourself in the foot on game day.
How do we plan special teams practice when we only have a 90 minute practice plan? It seems like there is too much to get done. But that’s not true.
This episode of The Football Coaching Podcast dives into planning your special teams practices - and your special teams playbooks - with a Coach Simple approach.
You don’t want too many plays in your offensive playbook. But you need enough plays to beat the defense. So how many plays do you need to have ready?
How many plays you need in the playbook is the 15th episode in our 20 Questions series for Season 9 of The Football Coaching Podcast. It is one of the 20 most-asked questions I have seen from our podcast listeners and JDFB Coaching Systems clients.
Every offensive playbook is different. And every coach is different. But this episode will give you a solid guide for how many plays to have in your offensive playbook.
Linebacker reads and keys are the single most searched for keyword on Joe Daniel Football. It seems every coach is looking for the perfect reads for your linebackers.
I have coached just about every type of linebacker reads imaginable. Keying guards, keying backfield. I have cross-keyed the backs, keyed the 2-man surface… you name it, I have tried to coach it.
Skip all the hassle. Get the complete guide to Linebacker Reads in this episode of The Football Coaching Podcast.
I hear from coaches all the time who have their own ideas on how a football team should be run. They just cannot get the head coach to listen!
This is a touchy subject. After all, the head coach is the man in charge. This is his time to shine. Not only that, he probably has more experience than other coaches on staff (though not always).
This episode dives into how to get your head coach to open up to your suggestions… and when to keep your mouth shut.
The Coach Simple plan uses the 5-Day playbook install to get your system taught quickly.
All of the systems inside JDFB Coaching Systems use a version of this principle. The 5-day playbook install plan gets your base playbook installed in just one week of practice.
The plan is to have enough installed so that you could play a game or scrimmage. You might not have everything, but you have enough.
With the season approaching, you need to figure out how you want to organize your football coaching staff. Who is going to coach which positions? Where is each coaching going to be most valuable to your athletes?
Putting the right coaches in the right places is just as important as putting the right players in the right positions. This episode of The Football Coaching Podcast dives into getting the most out of your football coaching staff this season.
Defending quads formations can be scary when your football team is not prepared. Have a plan and your defense can shut down 4 by 1 empty sets with ease.
Football tackling technique is critical for a good defensive football team. There is no special secret. Find out the drills to focus on to get better.
Landing your first or next high school football coaching jobs can be tough. You need a plan. Follow these tips to be prepared for your opportunity.
The wedge kickoff return is the simplest and likely oldest kickoff return scheme in football. It is also one of the most effective and easiest to teach.
Trick plays are a part of every offensive playbook. Sometimes you need a big play and a little trickeration can make it happen.
There have been a lot of great trick plays throughout the history of football. In this episode we take a look at three of the best High School Football trick plays. These could be a part of any offensive playbook.