Author Archives: CoachFisher

Player-Driven Culture – Mike Kuchar, X&O Labs

Q1-What is your definition of a “Player-Driven Culture?”
Q2-In what ways are you entrusting players to protect and defend your culture?
Q3-How do you know when your program has been elevated to a player-driven culture?
Q4-What roadblocks have you encountered when creating and sustaining a player-driven culture?
Q5-How often can coaches continue to re-evaluate and re-align their culture?
Q6-How does a head coach’s role change in a player-driven system?
Q7-How often does the culture need to be re-evaluated or re-aligned?

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Recruiting Challenges

Q1-How have you worked through the challenges this season to help your kids find opportunities to play in college?
Q2-How do you teach self-advocacy to your players who want to play football in college?
Q3-Have you used an app like @FieldLevel to find schools for your athletes? What has been your experience?
Q4-Without coaches coming by schools, how easy has it been to connect with college coaches to talk about and show off your athletes?
Q5-How has the pandemic response and the transfer portal impacted the recruitment of high school athletes?

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The Coach and Administration Relationship with Jeni Neatherlin

Q1-What opportunities do you have to provide input for school
policies? Which policies do you feel could be improved or updated to help improve your program?”
Q2-What meetings do coaches need Admin to be involved in? Which meetings does admin need coaches to be involved in?
Q3-How are you involved in the Master Schedule?
Q4-When was a time you really needed support from your administration?
Q5-How can coaches show support for administration?
Q6-Give examples of showing visibility in the school.

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I’m so glad we played, but let’s not do this again

Now that the Texas High School Football season is over, I can honestly look back and say this was the toughest season I have ever experienced. You do not realize how the added precautions change the way you work, and change the way you feel until you go through it.  The mask wearing;  The extra…

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Using Multiple Fronts

Q1-How do you stay multiple in your defensive front, but stay simple?
Q2-How do your base rules allow you to align in any front quickly?
Q3-How do you know when is the right moment to use a particular front?
Q4-How do you defend against Power and Counter in a 3-4, 4 down, or Bear front?
Q5-How do you create pressure from you base front without bringing multiple backers?

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Off-Season Programs

Q1-What is the priority of the first two weeks of your off-season program?
Q2-How do you divide up the rest of the semester into the phases of your program?
Q3-How do you incorporate culture building/strengthening into your off-season?
Q4-What are the most important lifts in your program?
Q5-What are the most important speed and agility exercises in your program?
Q6-How do you innovate in the off-season with exercises, or any aspect of your program?

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