Defending Power I-Formation in the 4-2-5 Defense | QC Episode 187

Can you adjust your 4-2-5 Defense to defend the Power I or Wishbone Offense? Yes, and it’s pretty simple.

Great question today for the JDFB Quick Clinic on defending 32 Personnel formations with a 4-2-5 Defense. Specifically, how to handle off tackle runs and outside sweep plays with compromising either one. Continue reading “Defending Power I-Formation in the 4-2-5 Defense | QC Episode 187”

Getting All Your Players Involved in Practice | QC Episode 185

Not a minute to spare. Practice time is valuable. How can you get more players involved during Team sessions?

Whether you’ve got a lot of players on one team, or you’re combining your JV and Varsity just to have enough to run a team session, almost every team has some guys hanging out on the sidelines not participating. Continue reading “Getting All Your Players Involved in Practice | QC Episode 185”

How to See It All as a Head Coach | QC Episode 184

Head Coaches can wear a lot of hats. How can you see other position groups when you’re coaching the Offensive Line?

This week’s JDFB Quick Clinic hits close to home, since it’s something I’m pretty familiar with. How can you be the Head Coach, Offensive Coordinator, and Offensive Line coach at the same time and still make sure everything is getting done? Continue reading “How to See It All as a Head Coach | QC Episode 184”

Defending a Star Athlete | QC Episode 181

How do you shut down the best athlete on the field? There’s a few tricks you can use to minimize the damage.

High School Football has a big range of talent on the field. You’ve got guys who will never play a down of college football (and maybe shouldn’t have played any High School downs), against kids who are going to be in the NFL one day. The elite of elite athletes. Continue reading “Defending a Star Athlete | QC Episode 181”

Staying Focused After Injuries | QC Episode 179

Injuries happen in football. It’s a part of our sport, or any sport. When a key player goes down during practice, how do you refocus your players to get back to work?

It’s a hard task. Kids are emotional and… well, kind of over dramatic sometimes. But when there’s a significant injury during practice, how do you get your guys to get that fire back? Continue reading “Staying Focused After Injuries | QC Episode 179”