10 Tips for Developing New Football Coaches | FBCP S04 Episode 16

You’ve got a new football coach on staff. How can you help him develop faster to make your football team better?

As an experienced football coach, you need to do everything you can to help develop those new coaches on staff. The young guys who think they’ve got it all figured out. Or the guy just stepping in who’s head is completely swimming. Continue reading “10 Tips for Developing New Football Coaches | FBCP S04 Episode 16”

Practice Planning for Critical Situations | FBCP S04 Episode 15

There’s a few ‘Make or Break’ situations you need to consider when practice planning. Here’s how to get ready for them.

During the course of a football game, there will be a few situations that are very hard to prepare for in your practice plan. They’re those situations where the crowd gets loud and emotions run high. Continue reading “Practice Planning for Critical Situations | FBCP S04 Episode 15”

Teaching Tackling With No Contact | FBCP S04 Episode 11

You don’t need to have pads on when you’re teaching tackling to your football team. Find out how to get it done!

Teaching tackling to your football team and seeing better results on game day will done more for your football team’s winning percentage than anything else you can do. After all, this game is still all about blocking and tackling. Continue reading “Teaching Tackling With No Contact | FBCP S04 Episode 11”

1985 Houston Gamblers Run & Shoot Playbook | FBCP S04 Episode 10

The Run and Shoot Offense set records in the USFL in 1984. Let’s see what we can learn from what they learned in 1985!

A few weeks ago I started looking at the Run and Shoot Offense. With the assistance of Jason Hahnstadt’s Demistifying the Run and Shoot Offense video series, I came up with a base understanding of the offense. But I wanted to go deeper.

Do I think the Run and Shoot Offense is the right direction for a High School Football team to go? Only if you have a background and a guaranteed Quarterback pipeline. Do I think there are elements we can take from the offense? Absolutely.

So I dug around through a few Run and Shoot Offense playbooks. Settled on the 1985 Houston Gamblers playbook with… wait what? Kevin Gilbride? No idea. That’s who’s on the front page. John Jenkins was the Offensive Coordinator after Mouse Davis had moved on to the new Denver Gold.

Yes, this is the first time we’ve ever talked about the USFL in the history of The Football Coaching Podcast. Coincidence, with the AAF coming around this year? Yes. Completely.

Anyway, here’s the links to the playbook and some other useful links for Run and Shoot Offense enthusiasts…

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