No matter the size or level of your program, adding players to your roster is always a good thing. Maybe you’re under the roster size expected for your school size, or you’re seeing kids in the hallway that you know could help you be successful. Either way, you have to be able to recruit the building to add numbers and hopefully talent.
On this episode Joe and Daniel discuss the importance of recruiting your school, which kids you should aim to recruit, and we talk about a few ways to make you a successful recruiter and team builder.
The H-Back is a position that few admit to or knowingly use. However, they’re showing up more and more across the world of Football. In the NFL, Travis Kelce has been playing the role since his emergence in 2014. In college, the Oklahoma Sooners have had a pair of H-Backs helping in their bread-and-butter counter game for at least the last 5 years. Last but not least, the High School ranks have been attempting to use everything the next level does for ages, and the H-Back is just the next thing to trickle down to their level in mass.
On this episode we’re focusing on identifying what a H-Back is, the benefits of using one, and how you can fit a H-Back into the offensive scheme you’re already running. You may be closer to having one than you think. It may be as simple as changing the designator in your playbook.
Every coach in the game has a “best” player on defense. They may or may not be a talent that will move on in the game. But, we all need to know how to identify who our best player is in each position group, and where to play them within that group on Friday nights.
In this episode we’re talking about why you need to identify your best players, which player in each position group is really your best, and which position you should play them in depending on your overall defensive scheme.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.