FBCP S03E12 Coaching the Outside Zone Play

The Outside Zone Play is one of the best plays in football, no matter what level you coach. Here’s the deep dive details on how to run it precision for big gains on the ground.

The Outside Zone Play is one of the best offensive plays in football. In the NFL, it may be the most frequently called run in the entire league.

But you don’t care about the NFL. You care about your football team, and how the Outside Zone Play can help you. Continue reading “FBCP S03E12 Coaching the Outside Zone Play”

QC 131 Coaching Defensive Line Pad Level

One of the keys to great play up front is your Defensive Line pad level. How can you get your athletes to play low?

Your defensive line’s pad level must be low to win the battle up front. There’s multiple ways to accomplish this goal, but unfortunately there’s not a good quick fix.

Today’s JDFB Quick Clinic question is about playing your Defensive Line in a 4-point stance in order to lower their pad level. Is that the right solution, or is there another way? We’ll deep dive on lower pad level in this episode. Continue reading “QC 131 Coaching Defensive Line Pad Level”

CLP Episode 13 – What makes a high school baseball (and every other sport) program great? Guest Les Lukach, Prep Baseball Report

Nobody in California knows more about high school baseball and what makes the top programs in California great.  Les Lukach is the Prep Baseball Report California Director of Scouting, and a former baseball and football coach.  

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Les Lukach has been ingrained in the Southern California baseball scene for nearly a decade. After coaching in high school, Lukach began scouting in Orange County, covering prep players for a blog he created that took off. From there, he broadened his reach to all of Southern California. Eventually Lukach was contracted to scout from different services online before shifting his focus solely on his blog. Lukach graduated from Long Beach State University.  Follow him on Twitter at @LesLukach. Continue reading “CLP Episode 13 – What makes a high school baseball (and every other sport) program great? Guest Les Lukach, Prep Baseball Report”

FBCP S03E11 Breaking Down the 1986 Washington Redskins Playbook

From the early days of the Pistol Power Offense System, let’s take a deep dive into the run game of the 1986 Washington Redskins Playbook.

The Pistol Power Offense System has a lot of roots with the Washington Redskins playbooks from the 1980s. Today we’re taking a look at one of those playbooks.

Be warned… this playbook was a mess. There’s no way any Redskins player ever received the playbook in this format. Continue reading “FBCP S03E11 Breaking Down the 1986 Washington Redskins Playbook”

QC 130 Coaching Football Safety

Football coaches are fighting an extremely important battle for the future of our sport. How do you increase football safety for your players?

Football safety is becoming the name of the game in coaching. If you’re not focusing on it and coaching your players to keep the head out of contact, you’re behind the times. And potentially a danger to your players and to the sport. Continue reading “QC 130 Coaching Football Safety”

PSSO S4E13 How to Add Multiple RPO Options to any run play

Can’t figure out how to add RPO’s to your offense? Learn how a simple run play can actually have 4 or more options.

This week’s podcast I break into the RPO offensive play development where you can see how I add options to plays. I cover my favorite play 21 Personnel Power and a simple RPO off of that as well as a Spread Offense Zone Read RPO that you can build up to 6 options off of it.

P.S. Want to grab a free offensive playbook? Go here to get a downloadable .pdf Continue reading “PSSO S4E13 How to Add Multiple RPO Options to any run play”

CLP Episode 12 – Lessons from coaching in the high school game, the collegiate game and the NFL; Steve Mooshagia

Steve Mooshagian’s career has spanned from roaming the sidelines of your everyday high school to the largest stage: The NFL!  Currently the Head Football Coach at Ventura Community College, he will share many nuggets from decades in this great game.

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Coach Moose as he is effectionately called enters his 9th season at the helm of the Pirate Football Program.  There is no doubt that he has led them to some of their most prosperous days in their 50 year history. On this podcast, we chat about general philosophies of coaching football, how to deal with players like Ochocinco (who he coached with the Bengals), what his recruiting philosophy is and so much more in this dynamite time with two coaches. Continue reading “CLP Episode 12 – Lessons from coaching in the high school game, the collegiate game and the NFL; Steve Mooshagia”

FBCP S03E10 Defending the Run with the 4-4 Defense

Shut down the run with your 4-4 Defense. Or whatever you want to call it…

Time to shut down the run. Get serious. You don’t defend spread teams every week! Better be ready to play it tough! This week, we’re talking about running that powerhouse 4-4 Defense against all of the most popular offensive run schemes in football today. Continue reading “FBCP S03E10 Defending the Run with the 4-4 Defense”

QC 129 Blocking Power Against a Bear Front

How can you keep running your Power against a Bear Front? Here’s how to make sure you can do it.

Bear Front is another tough defense to run your Power run play against. Or any inside run play, for that matter.

Sure, you might want to just run outside or throw the ball. But if Power is your team’s feature play, you want to run it against anything. This week’s listener question asks how we can handle the back side 3-technique when running power against a bear front. Continue reading “QC 129 Blocking Power Against a Bear Front”