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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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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What Football Language Do You Speak?

Looking at offensive formations is a fascinating way to learn how your system works.  From personnel location and variation to defensive alignment, formations provide insight into what an offense or defense is trying to accomplish. Take this formation for example: This formation had 39 different names, but overall the plays run from it were the…

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Defeating Doubt

There’s nothing more disappointing for a coach than when you believe in an athlete and they don’t believe in themselves.   And especially when they allow that disbelief to impact their performance. Self-doubt is such a powerful force. It only takes a small dose to cripple a person.  I saw it happen today. An athlete I’ve…

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Powerful Allies by Angela Hayes

I had the opportunity to meet with a friend of a friend and share ideas on the building of community.  I met a very dynamic individual whose mind is constantly activated.  In this reflection Angela wrote, she captures the importance of community that I and #TXHSFBCHAT hope to bring to our network.  Thank you for…

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3rd and Longer

The game of football is under attack.  I have blown this off for many years because of the popularity of the game and because Texas is insulated from the rest of the football nation due to the culture and organization of high school football.  I embrace this opinion now because I see the impact in…

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Culture in the Coaches Office

It’s not the Xs and the Os, it’s the Jimmies and the Joes.  Most of the time when a coach uses this cliche, he will use it to stress what is important in a program.  Your offensive or defensive system is important, but the people who are executing the game plan each week have more…

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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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College Camps 2018

CAMP BREAKDOWN 2018 This spreadsheet of camps and registration links has been compiled by Coach Raymond Davis, the DC of St. Thomas High School in Houston, TX.    …

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Run The Power Podcast with Coach Fisher

  I had the opportunity to appear on the Run The Power Podcast with Coach Rowdy Harper and Coach Brady Walz.  We talked #TXHSFBCHAT, some OL, and even some aquatic science!…

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