CLP Episode 30 – A Seat At The Table, an interview with producer Michael Ballestero

Mike Ballestero is a seventeen-year veteran filmmaker and an experienced football line coach based in the Los Angeles area.  His media credits as both an editor and a producer span a number of networks such as ESPN, HGTV, Speed Network, Discovery Channel, and The DIY Network as well as work in independent feature films both in front of the camera and behind it.   Continue reading “CLP Episode 30 – A Seat At The Table, an interview with producer Michael Ballestero”

Teaching Tackling With No Contact | FBCP S04 Episode 11

You don’t need to have pads on when you’re teaching tackling to your football team. Find out how to get it done!

Teaching tackling to your football team and seeing better results on game day will done more for your football team’s winning percentage than anything else you can do. After all, this game is still all about blocking and tackling. Continue reading “Teaching Tackling With No Contact | FBCP S04 Episode 11”

CLP Episode 29 – Offensive Game Planning, Coaching in College vs High School and more!

Coach Fore interviews Jason McManus, the Assistant Head Coach and Offensive Coordinator at South Pointe High School in Rock Hill, South Carolina.  We talk about offensive game planning, the differences between college (where he spent 15 years before high school coaching) and more!

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1985 Houston Gamblers Run & Shoot Playbook | FBCP S04 Episode 10

The Run and Shoot Offense set records in the USFL in 1984. Let’s see what we can learn from what they learned in 1985!

A few weeks ago I started looking at the Run and Shoot Offense. With the assistance of Jason Hahnstadt’s Demistifying the Run and Shoot Offense video series, I came up with a base understanding of the offense. But I wanted to go deeper.

Do I think the Run and Shoot Offense is the right direction for a High School Football team to go? Only if you have a background and a guaranteed Quarterback pipeline. Do I think there are elements we can take from the offense? Absolutely.

So I dug around through a few Run and Shoot Offense playbooks. Settled on the 1985 Houston Gamblers playbook with… wait what? Kevin Gilbride? No idea. That’s who’s on the front page. John Jenkins was the Offensive Coordinator after Mouse Davis had moved on to the new Denver Gold.

Yes, this is the first time we’ve ever talked about the USFL in the history of The Football Coaching Podcast. Coincidence, with the AAF coming around this year? Yes. Completely.

Anyway, here’s the links to the playbook and some other useful links for Run and Shoot Offense enthusiasts…

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