It’s never a good idea to make huge changes for your football team in the middle of the season. Not if you’re a Coach Simple, Play Fast, Win coach. It’ll just slow your kids down. Continue reading “10 In-Season Adjustments That Actually Make Your Football Team Better | FBCP S05 Episode 21”
It’s Game Day! Here’s the full plan, from the end of school to the opening kick, to get your team ready to win.
Coaches are always looking for an edge. Or a solution to a problem (that’s what coaches do!). And the problem of starting slow, or starting fast, on football game day can be that edge. Continue reading “Game Day Itinerary | FBCP S05 Episode 20”
Get your 33 Defense Zone Blitz package ready to attack… in the right ways. There’s no guessing here.
The 33 Stack Defensive System offers so much versatility… but you need to know how to use it. That freedom can be a blessing and a curse. Continue reading “33 Stack Defense Zone Blitz Package | FBCP S05 Episode 19”
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”
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”
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”
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”
Pre-Practice periods can be extremely valuable in your football practice plans. But you need to use them right.
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Pre-practice has been a huge difference maker for practice planning, but it only works when you use it right. That means educating yourself, the rest of the coaching staff and your players on the purpose and execution of the pre-practice periods.
This is a great place to get extra work. To steal practice time, without wearing down your players. Non-contact drills, reviewing and reinforcing foundational football skills.
Check out this episode of The Football Coaching Podcast to learn all about how you can use Pre-Practice to make your football team better this season.
Group Football Drills can target a specific area and clean out all of the noise around it. Plus you don’t need as many players.
This episode was planned for several weeks into the future, but it needed to be moved up. These group football drills can do wonders for a lot more teams than even I knew. Continue reading “Group Football Drills for Low Numbers| FBCP S05 Episode 13”
Time to take a look at a classic Air Coryell Playbook. An offense that brought the passing game to prominence in the NFL.
Don Coryell and the San Diego Chargers lit up the NFL in the late 1970s and early 1980s. The Air Coryell passing tree is something everyone has heard about in our coaching journey. Continue reading “Air Coryell! 1983 San Diego Chargers Playbook Breakdown | FBCP S05 Episode 12”