Many coaches like playing athletic Defensive Ends in a 2-point stance. Should you change their feet for better play?
A great question this week on the Quick Clinic. We’re looking at coaching Defensive Ends in a 2-point stance. Continue reading “Playing Defensive Ends in a 2-Point Stance | QC Episode 165”
Does your 4-2-5 Defense Alignment have to use shaded Defensive Linemen? Can they play head up?
The 4-2-5 Defense is a great front for Youth Football, and today’s question comes from a 12u coach looking to make some adjustments to his current 4-4 Defense. Continue reading “4-2-5 Defense Alignment Adjustments | QC Episode 164”
Coaches can go for years seeking any Head Football Coach job they can get. What if it’s the wrong one?
Back on the Quick Clinic Episode 120 we talked about those young coaches hungry to get their first head football coach job. Any job. And how the wrong job might set you back. For years. Continue reading “Is This a Good Head Football Coach Job? | QC Episode 163”
How long should a dad coach his son in Youth Football? Here’s the not-so-harsh reality (harshly delivered).
Today’s question for the JDFB Quick Clinic is really interesting. Despite never having been in the situation, I have some pretty strong feelings. I’ve worked with a lot of coaches in this situation. Continue reading “When Should a Dad Stop Coaching Your Son? | QC Episode 162”
How do you watch game film as a football coach? Plenty of coaches are doing it wrong.
Learning to watch game film is a little bit like training a muscle. You’re going to have to watch a lot of film, for a long time, before you’ll start seeing everything. Continue reading “How to Watch Game Film Like a Coach | QC Episode 161”
Is Cover 3 defense a good plan for a Bend but Don’t Break Coverage? Depends what you mean…
I really don’t like the phrase “bend but don’t break” defense. But there’s a time and a place for it!
If your defense really isn’t expected to be very good, but your offense can win you some games… this might be a good idea. And the best coverage for it, is Cover 3. Continue reading “Is Cover 3 a Good Bend But Don’t Break Coverage? | QC Episode 160”
You might have been inspired by someone who coached you hard. What about the kids don’t respond to that?
Really a great question we’re answering on this week’s Quick Clinic. It’s from a young coach who’s questioning the best way to reach the kids who don’t like to be coached hard. Continue reading “Coaching Kids Who Don’t Want to Be Coached | QC Episode 159”
Limited time and Limited Budget Require Football Workouts Without Weights. Here’s How to Get It Done.
This week’s question comes from Germany on how to develop the strength and fitness of your young players, without access to a weight room. Or time to run a lifting program. Continue reading “Football Workouts Without Weights | QC Episode 158”
Can your defense still blitz the formation? Have hybrid defenders made it a thing of the past?
Great question this week on blitzing the formation. Hybrid tight ends and h-backs have made it difficult to make your decisions based on personnel packages. Continue reading “Blitzing the Formation | QC Episode 157”
There’s a lot of talk about how to stop the Verts concept in Cover 3. What about the Verts Switch?
You’ve got a plan for handling 4 Verts in your Cover 3 coverage. At least, if you’re committed to running Cover 3 you’ll have one. But what’s the plan for handling other concepts and tags that get 4 deep routes against your 3 deep coverage? Continue reading “Stop the Verts Switch in Cover 3 | QC Episode 156”