Author Archives: CoachFisher

Thanksgiving Chat

Q1: From @matthewfinn14: What strategies do you use to maintain an edge for road games?
Q2: From @coach_harvey18: What coverage or combination of coverages do you employ to defend against RPOs?
Q3: From @AtuvusFootball: How do you incorporate rugby tackling into your tackling circuit or teaching progression?
Q4: From @coachfisher_rp: How do you balance play practice vs technique in season coaching the OL?
Q5: How many runs do you carry into each game and how do you decide what runs to major in?
Q6: From @kdawgswift: How do you decide where your kids play in the program?

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Playoffs

Q1: Do you change your practice schedule as you enter and move through the playoffs?
Q2: Besides the state championship, is there a certain round of the playoffs you set as something to achieve each year?
Q3: How do you use your subvarsity during the playoffs?
Q4: What is your point of emphasis to the team each week you advance?
Q5: When it’s over, what is your message to the team and to the seniors?

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Coach Loyalty and Staff Teamwork

Q1: How do you define loyalty on your coaching staff?
Q2: What is the expectation for coach to coach working relationships?
Q3: How do you create loyalty to each other on your coaching staff?
Q4: When conflict arises, how is it dealt with (properly) and how do you keep it from impacting kids?
Q5: Who is responsible for staff camaraderie?
Q6: Is there a difference between professionalism and loyalty? Explain.

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Mid Season Review

Q1: What goals did your team set for this season prior to the start?
Q2: Has your team performed to stay on track to accomplish the goals?
Q3: What does your team need to continue to improve on?
Q4: What is your plan to address areas needing improvement?
Q5: What are your goals going into the latter half of the regular season?
Q6: How has the first half of the season impacted your goals for the remainder of the season?
Q7: Are you keeping up with your personal/coaching goals?

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College Sports and Social Media

This originally appeared on the Ohio University website. This is reposted with permission from Ohio University. Ohio University College athletes use social media platforms regularly. However, the accounts often come under scrutiny owing to the athletes’ role as public representatives of their schools. It is common for athletes to indulge in questionable activities on the…

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Athlete Mentorship with Coach Gugs

Coach Gugs is the Family First Lead Mentor at Sports Prep Academy Leading our Youth and High School Student Athletes to better themselves in Academics, Character, and Work Ethic.

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Using Video to Teach

Q1: How often do you watch film with your team? With your position?
Q2: Do you have a defined expectation for your players to watch film on their own? Do you track it?
Q3: How much of the game film and opponent film do you share with your position?
Q4: How do you balance going over the positive plays and the negative plays from the game film?
Q5: How does what you see on the film impact your practice plan?

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Hudl Assist Draws Praise From Texas Coaching Vet

Competition is as stiff in Texas as anywhere in the country, but Hudl Assist helped Randy Barnes and Rains High School get a time-saving edge. Randy Barnes, the head coach of Rains High School (Emory, Texas) still remembers his first days as an assistant in 1982 when he physically had to cut up the 16mm…

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