I love the Spring – birds are out, sun is hanging in the sky, and I get to do football again.
And the Spring is for making mistakes. Which I did a lot of this spring. That’s why I’m going to talk about the Top Three Things I Learned From Spring Practice on this episode of Talking Football with Coach McKie Continue reading “TFP 051: Three Things I’ve Learned During Spring Practice”
How do you get your defensive play calls in for Youth Football? If your playbook is simple, it doesn’t take much.
At the youth level, it’s all about getting your players to enjoy the game and play with great fundamentals. Focus on that.
Scheme won’t win you nearly as many games as great execution will. That’s true at every level.
On this week’s episode of the JDFB Quick Clinic, I’ll answer an email question about how to make your play calls for Youth Football Defense. It comes down to one thing: Keep It Simple! Continue reading “QC 117 Play Calling for Youth Football Defense”
How should you attack the 425 Defense? Find out multiple strategies that work with Pistol I and Trips Formations
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The 425 is one of the hottest defenses out there right now. It’s simple, effective and keeps defenses in that 4 man front so many Defensive Coordinators love to show. But what’s the best way to attack it offensively? Every defense has a weakness. What is the 425’s? Continue reading “PSSO S4E02 How to Attack the 425 with Pistol I and Trips Formation”
How do you Coach Simple so your players can Play Fast? Triggers are the answer to your problem.
Triggers are a stimulus, or event, that happens on the field that tell your player to initiate a response, or reaction. For every action on the field, there is a reaction by your player. (but this is not physics and we do not want the response to be equal!)
In this episode of The Football Coaching Podcast, we’ll be looking at triggers for every offensive and defensive position. Plus, how you can use triggers to simplify your teaching and get your players to react faster. Continue reading “FBCP S02E20 Coaching with Triggers”
You’ve got to develop your JV Team to have continued success on Varsity. How do you make sure they’re getting better and having fun?
Junior Varsity coaches can be in a tough spot. You want to keep the enthusiasm of your players high. Make them love the game of football.
You also need to win games. And prioritize development of those players who are going to contribute to Varsity in the near future.
On this week’s JDFB Quick Clinic, we’ll look at the role of the JV Coach. And how to best accomplish those goals. Continue reading “QC 116 How to Develop Your JV Team”
Do you love the Air Raid offense? Do you want to know how fantastic the One Back Clinic is? Want to know what Coach Hal Mumme is doing at Jackson State to stay ahead of the curve?
Then this episode of Talking Football with Coach McKie is for you. We are talking with Coach Austin James Smith, the quarterback coach of Jackson State and the director of the fantastic, life-changing One Back Clinic. Continue reading “TFP 050: MASTERING the Air Raid Offense with Coach Austin James Smith”
Why you need constraints with your Bubble Screen Package. How to know which defensive looks you should never be throwing a Bubble Screen against.
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Every good spread offense has a screen package that gets the ball outside, but few teams really maximize the potential of this screen package with the right constraints. You need to have something to throw if the Linebackers cheat and something to throw if the Safeties or Corners cheat. When you do, then you score fast and also teach defenses not to cheat, which only makes your screen package better. Continue reading “PSSO S4E01 Why you need constraints and when to run them with your Bubble Screen Package”
Coaching 4-3 Defense Quarters Coverage gives you great pass coverage. Plus you get 9 defenders against the run!
I love coaching 4-3 Defense Quarters Coverage. It’s incredibly effective if you know how to teach and adjust the package. And if you have the right guys.
There’s a ton of advantages, but there are also a few difficulties you need to be aware of. We’ll discuss all of that on this week’s episode of The Football Coaching Podcast. Continue reading “FBCP S02E19 Quarters Coverage in the 4-3 Defense”
The greatest play in football is the pass. Not the Power. Not the Inside Zone. Not the Option. It’s the freaking PASS.
So it was a blast talking to coach Zach Turner about the Five-Wide Run and Shoot Offense. I mean, who wouldn’t want to play in that style of offense? You get to adjust your routes on the fly, get to catch balls all practice, and get to frustrate defensive coordinators because they don’t know how you stop the MOST DOMINATE OFFENSE IN FOOTBALL! Continue reading “TFP 049: MASTERING the Five-Wide Run and Shoot Offense”
Who Should Your Inside Linebackers Read in the 3-4 Defense? Listen to this Episode to Find Out.
Linebacker Reads are the most popular topic on the Quick Clinic podcast. There’s lots of ways to do it, and none of them are the ‘right’ way.
This listener question focuses on Linebacker Reads in the 3-4 Defense. We’ll talk about the options, and why you might choose each one as your preferred method of getting your Linebacker to the point of attack, faster. Continue reading “QC 115 Linebacker Reads in the 3-4 Defense”