Detroit Country Day School put a dominate 33 Stack Defense on the field in 2019 under Head Football Coach Dan MacLean. But that’s nothing new. Coach MacLean has been doing this job for a long time, and doing it well.
The lengthy run in his current position started back in 1998. There’s been plenty of evolution on the way. Coach MacLean shares the learning experiences that have helped his team develop into a top contender every season. Not only have the X’s and O’s evolved over time. He’s also changed in the way he approaches his athletes. Continue reading “33 Defense with Dan MacLean | FBCP S07 Episode 12”
Time to put the finishing touches on that defensive playbook to get ready for the upcoming season. How much do you need in it?
The biggest problem many coordinators will run into this season is not going to be not having enough play calls. It’s going to be having a defensive playbook that is too big. And for no reason. Continue reading “How Many Calls in Your Defensive Playbook? | FBCP S07 Episode 11”
Understanding horizontal and vertical seams is critical to your run fits on defense. Let’s take a deeper look at the concepts.
This concept is a big one in run fits. Understanding horizontal and vertical seams, and how to pull the levers to fix those seams for your force defenders, is one of the fastest ways to improve your defense. Continue reading “Run Lanes and Seams | FBCP S07 Episode 10”
What does it take to run a Championship caliber 4-3 Defense? Find out from Coach Dave Dugan.
Bishop-Fenwick High School in Massachusetts is a perennial title contender and their 4-3 Defense run by Defensive Coordinator Dave Dugan is a big contributor to that success. Coach Dugan joins The Football Coaching Podcast to talk about what’s worked in building his defensive attack. Continue reading “4-3 Defense with Dave Dugan | FBCP S07 Episode 09”
Strength calls are important to get your best players in position to make the play. Here’s how to use them.
There’s a reason defensive coaches make strength calls. But there’s a lot of thought that needs to go into those strength calls. Continue reading “Strength Calls | FBCP S07 Episode 08”
Do you have a plan for when your team gets to start practicing again? Here’s the Do’s and Don’ts.
In some areas, coaches are getting to start working with their players again. In other areas, that time is still a long way off. But you need to have a plan. Continue reading “Getting Back to Practice | FBCP S07 Episode 07”
The concept of using Levers to get constant improvement on the field has fascinated me. Here’s how to make it work for you.
Continue reading “Pulling Levers for Constant Improvement | FBCP S07 Episode 06”
Forget about fancy ball drills. This is what Wide Receivers really need to work on in your football practice.
No position group wastes more time working on things that don’t matter for their offensive attack than receivers. In this episode, we’re going to focus on what a Coach Simple, Play Fast, Win approach to Wide Receiver drills really looks like. Continue reading “Wide Receiver Drills | FBCP S07 Episode 05”
Randy Jackson is the guru on creating a winning culture for your football. He’s going to answer the questions that need answers.
When I had my first chance to be a head coach, I knew I needed to establish a certain attitude in our players. Call it culture. But we needed a strategy to do it. Continue reading “Winning Culture with Randy Jackson | FBCP S07 Episode 04”
ASKA is a pre-snap checklist for your players. But it’s much more than that for your coaching staff.
Alignment. Stance. Key Read. Assignment. I stole the ASKA principle from TCU several years ago. But it’s grown into so much more than it started. Continue reading “Coaching the ASKA Principle | FBCP S07 Episode 03”