When you’re a new football coach, there’s a lot of information out there. Where should you focus to get a head start?
Scheme vs. Position. Where is your focus when you want to be a football coach? Continue reading “What Should New Coaches Study? | QC Episode 150”
How has the philosophy of High School Football Coaches evolved over time? Do they even have a philosophy anymore!?
Every coach needs to have a philosophy. But it needs to be one worth having. And it may seem like more and more coaches don’t have one at all – they’re just flying by the seat of their pants. Continue reading “Do High School Coaches Have a Philosophy? | QC Episode 149”
What’s the best Coverage Package for your 4-2-5 Defense at a small school? When your guys are playing both ways, keep it simple.
There’s different challenges when you’re working with a small roster. You’ve got to keep it simple because many of your players will need to know the offense, and the defense. Continue reading “4-2-5 Defense Coverage Package | QC Episode 148”
Your Quarterback alignment may change frequently during a game. If it does, how do you communicate the change?
I’m surprised how much I get certain questions. This one falls in that category. How do you tell the Quarterback and Center what alignment they should be in – under center, pistol or shotgun? Continue reading “Play Calling Quarterback Alignment | QC Episode 147”
Part of being a Head Football Coach is knowing you might lose your job. What’s your next step when it happens?
Unfortunately, for a head football coach the possibility of losing that position is a reality. There’s lots of reasons it may happen, but even some of the best coaches of all time have been fired at one point or another. Continue reading “What To Do When You Lose Your Head Coaching Job | QC Episode 146”
Position coaches who want to move up the ranks are going to need to know more than just one position. Here’s how to accelerate the learning curve!
Most position coaches dream of moving up one day. Calling the shots. Whether as a coordinator, or as the Head Football Coach. Continue reading “How to Learn to Coach a New Position | QC Episode 145”
How do you adjust your 4-2-5 Defense to defend unbalanced formations? There’s 5 ways to do it.
We always come back to the question about defending unbalanced formations. There’s no single answers because there can’t be just one answer! Continue reading “Defending Unbalanced Single Wing | QC Episode 144”
Defensive Line Key Reads are the most important skill for your big guys up front to learn. There’s more than one way to teach it.
No matter what defense you’re running, your Defensive Linemen must read keys to be successful. If they don’t, you’ll just be running up the field and getting kicked out at will. Continue reading “Coaching Defensive Line Key Reads | QC Episode 143”
When you’ve got a small Defensive Line, how much stunting and twisting should you do?
When you’ve got a smaller Defensive Line, it’s tempting to do a lot of stunts and twists to try to make your guys ‘hard to find’. And it is a great way to use their quickness! Continue reading “How Much Defensive Line Stunts & Twists? | QC Episode 142”
It’s a 4-2-5 Defense System potpourri this week! Defending 2 TE sets, Goal Line Defense, and defending Slant-Bubble.
Several great questions on the 4-2-5 Defense System today in the JDFB Quick Clinic:
- How do you handle a Double Tight End alignment against a team running weak side leads?
- How do you defend Trips Closed formations on the Goal Line?
- How do you teach your Overhang Safeties to defend the Slant-Bubble concept?
Continue reading “4-2-5 Defense vs 2 TE, Goal Line, Defending Slant | QC Episode 141”