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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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Stacking Offensive Concepts

Q1: If you were building your offense off of one play, what would that play be?
Q2: What are your steps of building your offense off of that play?
Q3: How does this play impact the structure of your run and pass schemes?
Q4: What pass protections do you use that support your base play?
Q5: What concepts and complementary plays are centered around your play?
Q6: What plays and concepts do you not include because they don’t mesh with your play?
Q7: Does your philosophy shape your offensive structure, or does the offensive structure shape your philosophy?

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Matching Your Scheme to Your Personnel

Q1-What skills sets do you look for to fill the positions on your team? ex: What makes a player a DB instead a WR?
Q2-How do you use the scheme of your offense/defense to define each position?
Q3-How do you adjust your system to make up for a player type you may not have in your locker room?
Q4-In what ways does your system adapt to the strengths of the individuals on your team?
Q5-Are there components of your offense or defense that are unable to adapt to certain players?
Q6-When you think of teams or coaches who do a great job of utilizing player strengths, who comes to mind?
Q7-When you think of offensive/defensive scheme flexibility, what qualities or characteristics are included?

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Improving Your Punting Immediately with @4thDownU

Q1: What is your punt team’s optimal total operation time (snap to punt)?
Q2: What are 3 critical coaching points to help high school punters?
Q3: Do you think HS kids should learn more than one thing or specialize?
Q4: In extremely windy conditions, what are your coaching points for the punter?
Q5: What do you have your punter do for a backed-up punt (-5 to GL)?
Q6: Is there a designated training area and plan for your specialists during practice on non-specialist periods?
Q7: Is there a practice script for your specialists? What is the structure of your specialists’ ‘Indy’ time each day and is their kick/punt/snap count monitored?

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Just What is Duo?

I am the first to admit that I do not know everything about the game of football. I learn a lot from from running #TXHSFBCHAT and reading coaches’ responses to the questions each and every week. Recently, I had a great learning experience about the play Duo. Duo has been talked a lot about recently…

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Choose Your Play!

Q1 – Which inside run do you prefer, and why?
A. Inside Zone. B. Duo
Q2 – Which option do you prefer for your running QB, and why?
A. Zone Read B. Speed Option
Q3 – Which counter-flow run do you prefer and why?
A. GT Counter B. Split Zone
Q4 – If you’re wanting to put safeties in conflict, which play do you prefer and why?
A. Shallow Cross B. Post-Dig
Q5 – You want to take a shot, but don’t have to go deep, which play do you choose and why?
A. Wheel B. 4 Verts (You can tag a Dig)
Q6 – Which run play do you prefer to attack the outside of the defense and why?
A. Outside Zone. B. Buck Sweep
Q7 – Which trick play do you prefer and why?
A. Reverse. B. Pitch Pass

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Coaching Self-Evaluation

Q1-What were your career goals when you started coaching?
Q2-What are your goals now? How have they changed?
Q3-What are you most proud of during your career as a coach?
Q4-What are you least proud of?
Q5-What leadership roles have you taken on over your career?
Q6-How have you been a good follower/team member?
Q7-If there is anything you could do over in your career, what would you do differently?

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What Guides Your Decision

Q1-Do you call a timeout to ice the kicker? Why or why not?
Q2-What guides your decision to go for 2? Are you a chart follower?
Q3-You’re the road team, and you can tie the game to go to OT with a kick, or you can win IF you get the 2pt conversion. What guides your decision?
Q4-Never punt, or punt and flip the field?
Q5-4th and goal, anywhere inside the 10…take the points or go for the TD?
Q6-Pre-game coin flip…Do you elect to receive or defer? What is your reasoning?
Q7-Game in hand, your ball to run out the clock, 2 minutes…victory formation or get extra plays for your backups?

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Coaching Inspiration

Q1-Who or what events inspired you to become a coach?
Q2-How do you use that inspiration to help you impact your athletes?
Q3-How would you define your coaching style?
Q4-Where do you look for current coaching inspiration?
Q5-How does your coaching style fit your current coaching position?
Q6-What style of football inspires you the most?
Q7-What is one thing about your coaching that has changed over your career? What is something that has stayed the same?

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