Coaching Football 101 | FBCP S07E17

Welcome to Coaching Football 101, class is now in session. Today’s episode barely scratches the surface of all that a new football coach needs to know, but we only have an hour.

A football coaching friend likes to say that every man in America thinks he can do two things: grill and coach football (in 2020 you can add doctor to that list). But every experienced football coach knows at least half of that is not remotely true. Continue reading “Coaching Football 101 | FBCP S07E17”

Spread Formations in the Pistol Power Offense with Tim Snow | FBCP S07E16

Coach Tim Snow wasn’t thinking about spread formations when he first started studying the Pistol Power Offense System in 2015. That first version of the system looked a lot more like the traditional One Back Offense that I first learned from Coach Bill Mountjoy years ago.

But the great thing about the System is that it evolves. And as Coach Snow and the Winnisquam High School offense evolved in New Hampshire, so did their offensive playbook. The version of the playbook that won back to back New Hampshire State Championships in 2018 and 2019 uses a lot more wide open spread formations. But it keeps the same core principles and schemes. Continue reading “Spread Formations in the Pistol Power Offense with Tim Snow | FBCP S07E16”

The State of the 2020 Football Season | FBCP S07E15

Every coach has been trying to figure out just what’s going to happen with the 2020 football season. From state to state there seems to be just as much uncertainty today as there was 3 months ago.

This week’s episode of The Football Coaching Podcast takes a look at the questions your coaching staff needs to address to get ready. This is not about what’s going to happen. None of us really know what is going to happen with COVID-19. It’s actually about preparing your football program for what could happen this season. Continue reading “The State of the 2020 Football Season | FBCP S07E15”

Solving 5 Defensive Line Technique Problems | FBCP S07E14

Coaching defensive line technique for young players can be frustrating. There’s a world of bad habits and natural instincts you’ve got to break.

During Season 7 of The Football Coaching Podcast we’ve looked at how to use some of the core principles from JDFB Coaching Systems to solve problems. Those core principles include shows on coaching using ASKA and pulling levers for constant improvement. Continue reading “Solving 5 Defensive Line Technique Problems | FBCP S07E14”

33 Defense with Dan MacLean | FBCP S07 Episode 12

Detroit Country Day School put a dominate 33 Stack Defense on the field in 2019 under Head Football Coach Dan MacLean. But that’s nothing new. Coach MacLean has been doing this job for a long time, and doing it well.

The lengthy run in his current position started back in 1998. There’s been plenty of evolution on the way. Coach MacLean shares the learning experiences that have helped his team develop into a top contender every season. Not only have the X’s and O’s evolved over time. He’s also changed in the way he approaches his athletes. Continue reading “33 Defense with Dan MacLean | FBCP S07 Episode 12”

How Many Calls in Your Defensive Playbook? | FBCP S07 Episode 11

Time to put the finishing touches on that defensive playbook to get ready for the upcoming season. How much do you need in it?

The biggest problem many coordinators will run into this season is not going to be not having enough play calls. It’s going to be having a defensive playbook that is too big. And for no reason. Continue reading “How Many Calls in Your Defensive Playbook? | FBCP S07 Episode 11”

4-3 Defense with Dave Dugan | FBCP S07 Episode 09

What does it take to run a Championship caliber 4-3 Defense? Find out from Coach Dave Dugan. 

Bishop-Fenwick High School in Massachusetts is a perennial title contender and their 4-3 Defense run by Defensive Coordinator Dave Dugan is a big contributor to that success. Coach Dugan joins The Football Coaching Podcast to talk about what’s worked in building his defensive attack. Continue reading “4-3 Defense with Dave Dugan | FBCP S07 Episode 09”