Defending Bunch Formations and other condensed looks can put a lot of stress on your defense. Here’s how to balance it out.
Bunch formations are a great way to stress a defense by creating a condensed look for the defense. This week’s JDFB Quick Clinic question is about how you can shut ‘em down. Continue reading “Defending Bunch Formations | QC Episode 206”
You finally got the big promotion. Your first coordinator gig. How do you prepare old coaches for the new changes?
You can’t teach an old dog new tricks. That’s the saying. And if that’s true about the old dogs on your coaching staff, you might be in for a long season. Continue reading “Coaching Your Coaches | QC Episode 205”
Cover 2 is a strong coverage in the right situations and with the right defensive front. With the wrong front, it’s broken.
Great questions this week about the 4-2-5 Defense. It’s a two-part question too, so you’ll even get some bonus content. Continue reading “The Problem with Cover 2 | QC Episode 204”
You’re an expert at coaching one position. Now you find yourself being asked to coach something completely different.
Great question for this week’s JDFB Quick Clinic. What do you do when you’re asked to coach a position that you know very little about? Continue reading “Coaching a New Position | QC Episode 203”
Diving back into the Mailbag Questions this week for topics including defending Wing-T and setting the defensive strength.
Time to get back to the mailbag for questions that aren’t quite in-depth enough for a full episode. These go all the way back to January 2019, and there’s some good questions! Continue reading “The Mailbag Strikes Back | QC Episode 202”
Fundraising is a critical part of running a football program. Here’s a plan for a long-term fundraiser using email.
A few months back on a podcast with Ron McKie, we talked about some out-of-the-box ideas for fundraising in our episode on leveling up your football team’s off-season. One that I’ve been getting a lot of questions about was the email fundraiser. Continue reading “Email Fundraiser Basics | QC Episode 201”
You put your time in. Now you’re moving up to the big show! Don’t worry, it’s not as hard as it seems.
Great question on this week’s JDFB Quick Clinic, and one I hear a lot. You’ve put your time in at the Youth, Middle School, Freshman or JV levels… now you’re moving up. Moving up to the Varsity team. Continue reading “Moving Up to the Varsity Staff | QC Episode 200”
You know something is not right. This is not the job for you. How do you know the right time to look for a new team?
Know when to hold ‘em, know when to fold ‘em. Kenny Rogers was right. Or The Gambler. Someone knew what they were talking about. Knowing when to walk away is tough. Continue reading “When Is It Time to Leave? | QC Episode 199”
You’ve tried everything to get your Quarterbacks to throw the ball on time. But they still hold the ball too long!
If you think today’s Quick Clinic question is just about Quarterbacks, you couldn’t be more wrong. And it’s no different no matter what level you coach, or where you coach. Continue reading “Coach Quarterbacks to Throw On Time | QC Episode 198”
Use coverage checks to get your defense in the best position to defend the route combinations. But don’t overcomplicate it.
In our JDFB defensive coaching systems we use a number of basic coverage checks to get your secondary in the best position to defend potential route combinations. But we can’t be confused doing it – so it needs to stay simple. Continue reading “Coverage Checks | QC Episode 197”