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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