A new rule change institutes a mandatory Pop Warner 2-Point Stance. Is this a good idea, or the downfall of football?
The Quick Clinic isn’t the place for a whole lot of football coaching news. But this was newsworthy! Thanks to Scott for sending in a great topic that was out of my normal scope. I enjoyed looking at it. Continue reading “Pop Warner 2-Point Stance Mandate | QC Episode 152”
Putting your playbook together? Do you know how many passing concepts your team will need to have?
When you’re putting your playbook together, it’s important to consider how you’re going to structure your passing concepts. How many? What types? Continue reading “How Many Passing Concepts? | QC Episode 151”
When you’re a new football coach, there’s a lot of information out there. Where should you focus to get a head start?
Scheme vs. Position. Where is your focus when you want to be a football coach? Continue reading “What Should New Coaches Study? | QC Episode 150”
How has the philosophy of High School Football Coaches evolved over time? Do they even have a philosophy anymore!?
Every coach needs to have a philosophy. But it needs to be one worth having. And it may seem like more and more coaches don’t have one at all – they’re just flying by the seat of their pants. Continue reading “Do High School Coaches Have a Philosophy? | QC Episode 149”
What’s the best Coverage Package for your 4-2-5 Defense at a small school? When your guys are playing both ways, keep it simple.
There’s different challenges when you’re working with a small roster. You’ve got to keep it simple because many of your players will need to know the offense, and the defense. Continue reading “4-2-5 Defense Coverage Package | QC Episode 148”
Your Quarterback alignment may change frequently during a game. If it does, how do you communicate the change?
I’m surprised how much I get certain questions. This one falls in that category. How do you tell the Quarterback and Center what alignment they should be in – under center, pistol or shotgun? Continue reading “Play Calling Quarterback Alignment | QC Episode 147”
Part of being a Head Football Coach is knowing you might lose your job. What’s your next step when it happens?
Unfortunately, for a head football coach the possibility of losing that position is a reality. There’s lots of reasons it may happen, but even some of the best coaches of all time have been fired at one point or another. Continue reading “What To Do When You Lose Your Head Coaching Job | QC Episode 146”
Position coaches who want to move up the ranks are going to need to know more than just one position. Here’s how to accelerate the learning curve!
Most position coaches dream of moving up one day. Calling the shots. Whether as a coordinator, or as the Head Football Coach. Continue reading “How to Learn to Coach a New Position | QC Episode 145”
How do you adjust your 4-2-5 Defense to defend unbalanced formations? There’s 5 ways to do it.
We always come back to the question about defending unbalanced formations. There’s no single answers because there can’t be just one answer! Continue reading “Defending Unbalanced Single Wing | QC Episode 144”
Defensive Line Key Reads are the most important skill for your big guys up front to learn. There’s more than one way to teach it.
No matter what defense you’re running, your Defensive Linemen must read keys to be successful. If they don’t, you’ll just be running up the field and getting kicked out at will. Continue reading “Coaching Defensive Line Key Reads | QC Episode 143”