Your High School Football Experience

Q1: What offensive/defensive system did you run when you were in high school?
Q2: What components of that system do you see present in today’s game? If high school wasn’t that long ago for you, do you know what your system evolved from?
Q3: Draw up your one or two of your favorite plays you ran in high school and post them.
Q4: Who were your memorable high school coaches and are they still coaching?
Q5: What is the thing that stuck with you the most from playing football in high school?

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Teaching Your Playbook

Q1: What playbook format do you use? Physical or digital and why?
Q2: How are plays presented to the kids?
Q3: How do you test their knowledge?
Q4: How much time do you spend teaching through film? On the whiteboard? On the field?
Q5: Which method do you feel gets your best rate of engagement from the kids?

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Coaching Fill in the Blank

Q1: The position I coach is perfect for me because _______
Q2: I build relationships with my players by ____________
Q3: What we do on 4th and 1 depends on ____________
Q4: My job on the sideline during games is ___________
Q5: I think football coaches should ______________

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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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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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