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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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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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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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