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42 Things Every Successful Coach Does With Their Program

 Grab This 42-Point Summer Checklist for Football Coaches Download the Checklist Summer presents a unique opportunity for every coach in the nation by giving them a chance to make major improvements inside their program. With so much to do, it can be easy to forget all the areas your program needs to get better. Many…

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MaxOne – Your New Digital Director of Football Operations

There’s a lot going on when it comes to technology and innovation in the sport of Football. Coaches and athletes are always looking for an edge, and new technologies are continuously coming into play. It’s important for coaches to realize this, and to adapt to an ever-changing environment.   At TXHSFBCHAT, we take pride in…

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So You Want to Coach Football in Texas

I get asked a lot about moving to Texas to coach. One thing I have discovered over the course of #TXHSFBCHAT is coaches outside of Texas move around a lot, and many are not afraid to move from one state to another.  In Texas, many coaches rarely leave the area or region they coach in…

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Retaining Our Players and Programs

Q1: What do you do to keep your players coming back year after year?
Q2: How do you build up your program to the incoming freshmen from your feeder school?
Q3: How supportive is your admin for your football program?
Q4: What strategies do you use to recruit the halls of your school?
Q5: What else can we as coaches do to turn around the declining numbers?

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All For One and One For All

Coaching the offensive line is special.  It is a special unit within a team that the rest of the offense relies on in order to do their job.  The offensive line must work together and trust each other to do their job on each individual play of every practice and every game.  It is a…

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Grading Your Players

Q1: What is your process for grading your position? How long does it take?
Q2: Do you have a template/rubric you use, or do you take informal notes?
Q3: How do you store and track your grades through the season?
Q4: How do you share your grades with your players?
Q5: What feedback have you found most useful to your players?

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Getting More Out of Your Tackling Systems

Q1. Saying “get better at tackling” is such a big term, it can almost feel meaningless. So, what specific areas of the tackle or tackle types did you target to get better at this offseason? How did you go about getting better? #TXHSFBCHAT
Q2. What is the best, most impactful coaching point, new teaching term, or drill tweak you picked up this offseason? #TXHSFBCHAT
Q3. What are your favorite true non-contact tackle drills you use in the offseason with your state rules on contact and/or equipment? Video, GIFs and/or Diagrams encouraged. Coaches helping Coaches! #TXHSFBCHAT
Q4. How do you plan on grading your team’s tackles this upcoming season? What items are key to track in your grading and have statistics of? Make/Miss, YAC, Right/Left Shoulder, Tackle Height, 5Fights, etc…? #TXHSFBCHAT
Q5. How do you change/tweak drills for different position groups when programming your tackle training? Please share unique drills you use for specific position groups. Again, Video, GIFs, & Diagrams encouraged. #TXHSFBCHAT
Q6. #TXHSFBCHAT How do you adjust your tackle training week-2-week based on the offense you will face plus the defenses you expect to call and where that puts players in space? How about the abilities of the runner and run plays you expect to face?

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The First Two Possessions

Q1: How do you prepare your game plan for the first two possessions of the game?
Q2: How does your first possession directly impact your second possession? How much influence does the result (3 and out, stalled, TD, etc) of the possession play on ensuing possessions?
Q3: How early and how many touches do you aim for your playmakers to get in the first two possessions?
Q4: What shots do you plan in your first two possessions? Does this include trick plays?
Q5: How important are early scores and/or quick strikes in the opening possessions of the game to your offense?

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Team Ownership

Q1: How much ownership do you give your team when it comes to culture and discipline?
Q2: How do you decide what responsibilities the coaches take on compared to what you put on the players?
Q3: How do you prepare your athletes to take a bigger role in leading the team?
Q4: What specific responsibilities do you put in the hands of your players and coaches?
Q5: Explain who you believe owns the team…the coach(es), the players, or the school.

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Motions and Shifts

Q1: What motions do you employ to run the ball inside, or to get the ball to the perimeter?
Q2: What is your favorite use of motion when creating mismatches?
Q3: What is your favorite use of shifts to create confusion on the defense?
Q4: How does the defense deter a team from shifting?
Q5: What is your favorite play to get the ball to the receiver or back in motion to keep the defense honest?

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Game Planning

Q1: How are your game plan meetings organized each weekend? Who leads it, how is input given/received, etc
Q2: Do you use your game plan to design your practice plan?
Q3: What has been the biggest game plan mistake you have learned?
Q4: What are the most importat situations you plan for each week?
Q5: How much of your game plan is based on self-scout?

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Pass Game Chat

Q1: What is your main pass protection scheme?
Q2: Do you have a different protection for quick game than you use for drop back passes?
Q3: What is the difference in your 6 man protection vs your 5 man rules?
Q4: When reading routes, do you use a progression read or half field? Why?
Q5: Do your receivers adjust their routes according to down and distance and field location? Why or Why not?

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