Runs, Passes, and Options from a Single Formation

Using a 2 back, TE Flex formation, what do you like to run, pass, and RPO with your offense?
How do you personnel it with your current players in mind?

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Ramifications of Realignment

Q1: How does realignment of the districts impact your school?
Q2: How does realignment of the districts impact you, professionally?
Q3: After seeing your new district, how soon do you start researching any new opponents for the fall?
Q4: Does the district effect the jobs you search for?
Q5: What are the travel situations you face in your district?
Q6: How do you balance your district and non-district schedule?
Q7: What do you enjoy most about realignment?

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Clinic Learning

Q1: What is more important to you at a clinic, who is speaking or the topic they are speaking on? Why?
Q2: Where do you keep your notes? How often do you go back and review them?
Q3: Do you ever present, or produce something (like a blog) to share what you learned to your staff?
Q4: How is your clinic learning supported by your school? Is it just a suggestion to do on your own, or is it an expectation that the school/district helps you complete?
Q5: Does your staff do in-house clinics in the off-season? Each coach presents on a topic to their current coaching staff
Q6: What would you say is the split of topics you learn from in a clinic between Xs & Os, culture/program organization, or coaching styles and techniques?
Q7: If you could add or change something about your usual football clinic, what it would be and why?

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Building Leadership

Q1-How do you provide leadership training for your team?
Q2-How do you, or your coaches prepare to develop leadership on your team?
Q3-Do your captains receive additional training, separate from the team?
Q4-What trait of leadership do you find the most difficult to teach and instill with your team?
Q5-What leadership opportunities are built into your team?
Q6Do you find leadership training to be more effective as a whole group or small group experience?
Q7-What are the best resources you use to support your leadership development?

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Career Advice

Q1: What are your plans to advance your career?
Q2: Describe the characteristics you look for in a school/coaching staff.
Q3: How can a young position coach develop into a coordinator candidate?
Q4: What are the things coordinators do that assistants don’t realize are part of the job?
Q5: What can a coordinator do to develop into a head coach candidate?
Q6: What does a head coach do that assistants don’t realize are part of the job?
Q7: Who/what are your best resources for career advice?

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Plays of the Year

Q1: What was your best run play this year? For defense, what was the best part of your run defense? Diagrams encouraged
Q2: What was your best pass play this year? For defense, what was the best part of your pass defense? Diagrams encouraged
Q3: When you were in short yardage, 3rd/4th down or GL, what was your goto call?
Q4: What was your biggest play of the year, and why was it successful?
Q5: What was your best trick play this year?
Q6: What play did you not run enough?
Q7: If you were to define your season with a play, what would it be and why?

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Calling a Game

Q1: What kind of script/call sheet do you put together for each game?
Q2: Describe your thought process going from one play to the next.
Q3: What sort of notes do you take during a possession to help you call the next series?
Q4: In between possessions, describe how you organize and determine the plays or defensive adjustments for the next series.
Q5: How do you decide whether you are an on the field caller or from the box caller?
Q6: How many people does your call go through? Straight from you to the player, or do you tell a signaler?
Q7: What situations do you make sure to have a series of plays/call ready to go?

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Thanksgiving Football

Q1: What play in your offense would be considered the Thanksgiving turkey?
Q2: Which plays turned out to be the stuffing?
Q3: If you could describe your season as Thanksgiving sides, what would be the sweet potatoes and what would be the mac n cheese?
Q4: What was your dessert this season?
Q5: When you make your leftover sandwich, how are you building it? (still relating turkey dinner to football here)

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