How long should a dad coach his son in Youth Football? Here’s the not-so-harsh reality (harshly delivered).
Today’s question for the JDFB Quick Clinic is really interesting. Despite never having been in the situation, I have some pretty strong feelings. I’ve worked with a lot of coaches in this situation. Continue reading “When Should a Dad Stop Coaching Your Son? | QC Episode 162”
How do you watch game film as a football coach? Plenty of coaches are doing it wrong.
Learning to watch game film is a little bit like training a muscle. You’re going to have to watch a lot of film, for a long time, before you’ll start seeing everything. Continue reading “How to Watch Game Film Like a Coach | QC Episode 161”
Is Cover 3 defense a good plan for a Bend but Don’t Break Coverage? Depends what you mean…
I really don’t like the phrase “bend but don’t break” defense. But there’s a time and a place for it!
If your defense really isn’t expected to be very good, but your offense can win you some games… this might be a good idea. And the best coverage for it, is Cover 3. Continue reading “Is Cover 3 a Good Bend But Don’t Break Coverage? | QC Episode 160”
You might have been inspired by someone who coached you hard. What about the kids don’t respond to that?
Really a great question we’re answering on this week’s Quick Clinic. It’s from a young coach who’s questioning the best way to reach the kids who don’t like to be coached hard. Continue reading “Coaching Kids Who Don’t Want to Be Coached | QC Episode 159”
Limited time and Limited Budget Require Football Workouts Without Weights. Here’s How to Get It Done.
This week’s question comes from Germany on how to develop the strength and fitness of your young players, without access to a weight room. Or time to run a lifting program. Continue reading “Football Workouts Without Weights | QC Episode 158”
Can your defense still blitz the formation? Have hybrid defenders made it a thing of the past?
Great question this week on blitzing the formation. Hybrid tight ends and h-backs have made it difficult to make your decisions based on personnel packages. Continue reading “Blitzing the Formation | QC Episode 157”
There’s a lot of talk about how to stop the Verts concept in Cover 3. What about the Verts Switch?
You’ve got a plan for handling 4 Verts in your Cover 3 coverage. At least, if you’re committed to running Cover 3 you’ll have one. But what’s the plan for handling other concepts and tags that get 4 deep routes against your 3 deep coverage? Continue reading “Stop the Verts Switch in Cover 3 | QC Episode 156”
Can your 4-2-5 Defense defend Wishbone Option Offenses? Even if you don’t see it, you better be able to!
Can your base defense the Wishbone Option? Maybe you’ve got a team who runs this offense on your schedule. Or someone who might show up in just about any offense. Continue reading “Shut Down the Wishbone Option in the 4-2-5 Defense | QC Episode 155”
How does your defensive front defend 22 Personnel formations? Here’s what you need to know about shutting down heavy formations.
You’ve got your base defense all planned out. And it’s perfect for defending those formations you see all the time. Spread formations. Wing-T Offense. Those downhill Pro-I teams. Continue reading “How to Defend 22 Personnel Formations | QC Episode 154”
How do you coach up your Defensive Line Slant Technique? There are keys to being aggressive without getting in trouble.
There’s been a significant increase in interest in the odd front defenses of late. And one of the keys to running an odd front is your defensive line slants. Continue reading “Defensive Line Slant Technique | QC Episode 153”