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”
Perfect Thursday, the last practice plan you run before Game Day. Here’s the step by step guide to get your players ready.
Perfect Thursday has been a long tradition in football coaching. But every program seems to approach it differently. This is the practice plan for perfect Thursday that has worked best in my experience. Continue reading “Thursday Perfect Practice Plan | FBCP S05 Episode 18”
Can you use the right blitz call to destroy a blocking scheme? Maybe. But you better be ready for the offense’s answer.
Is there a ‘right call’ for the defense to make in any given situation? Will calling that perfect blitz at the right time bring the offense to its knees? Continue reading “Attacking Blocking Schemes with Blitzes | QC Episode 180”
Do you want to run the Spread Air Raid Offense but are afraid of the wide offensive linemen splits?
Do you not understand the benefits of the wide splits in the Air Raid Offense? Continue reading “TFP 127: Split Those Big Boys Out There”
If your Quarterback fakes can freeze the defense, your offense has the advantage on every snap. Here’s how to make it happen.
Coach Dan Gonzalez has been working with Quarterbacks and the passing game for a long time. He’s a true expert on the subject. So I asked him to get on the phone and talk Quarterback ball handling for this week’s Football Coaching Podcast. Continue reading “Coaching Quarterback Fakes with Dan Gonzalez | FBCP S05 Episode 17”
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”
Is your team struggling this year? Are you having problems catching the ball? Blocking? Scoring points?
Are you thinking about changing your offense in the middle of the season? Continue reading “TFP 126: Stay the Course”
The 33 Stack Defense is one of my favorites. Fast. Aggressive. Attacking. Simple. The Stacks are a big part of that.
The 3-5-3 Defense, Georgia Military style, was the first defense I ever installed on my own. I’ve loved it ever since. Even when running other fronts as a base, the 3-3-5 Defense (or 5-3, or any combination of letters and numbers you want) has always been available as a change-up in our package. Continue reading “Stacks in the 33 Stack Defense| FBCP S05 Episode 16”
Stacked receivers require some adjustments for your defense. Let’s take a look at zone and man tweaks for those stacks.
Offenses are always trying to use formations to break the defense. Get you in a position where you’re not as effective. Stacked receivers are one example. Continue reading “Defending Stacked Receivers | QC Episode 178”
The Unbalanced Single Wing is a great offense. What if we could use the concepts and formation with our existing System?
A few years ago I sat down in a Glazier Clinic that Rick Darlington was presenting. Coach Darlington is a Single Wing guru from Florida and an incredibly entertaining speaker. I was just there to learn something I didn’t know and be entertained. Continue reading “Unbalanced Single Wing from The Pistol Power Offense | FBCP S05 Episode 15”