Mid Season Review

Q1: What goals did your team set for this season prior to the start?
Q2: Has your team performed to stay on track to accomplish the goals?
Q3: What does your team need to continue to improve on?
Q4: What is your plan to address areas needing improvement?
Q5: What are your goals going into the latter half of the regular season?
Q6: How has the first half of the season impacted your goals for the remainder of the season?
Q7: Are you keeping up with your personal/coaching goals?

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Using Video to Teach

Q1: How often do you watch film with your team? With your position?
Q2: Do you have a defined expectation for your players to watch film on their own? Do you track it?
Q3: How much of the game film and opponent film do you share with your position?
Q4: How do you balance going over the positive plays and the negative plays from the game film?
Q5: How does what you see on the film impact your practice plan?

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Coaching Your Position

Q1: What drills do you focus on the first four days without pads? (diagrams encouraged)
Q2: What are your everyday drills for the entire season? (diagrams encouraged)
Q3: What key phrases do you use to encourage/reinforce your players to perform?
Q4: How do you evaluate/grade your players’ performance?
Q5: How do you build camaraderie within your position?

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Mike Kuchar talks Trends in Football

Q1: Which man beaters work best in the RPO game? Off which formations?
Q2: How do you design your man beaters in your game plan each week to take advantage of mismatches?
Q3: Which coverages work best in defending RPO’s?
Q4: How do you train the post-snap eyes/reactions of potential manipulation defenders vs. RPO’s?
Q5: What are some of the most important situational periods you implement during game week on offense, defense and special teams?
Q6: How are you making practice less taxing on players to keep them fresh for game day?

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Compensation for Coaches

Q1: Outside of coaching, do you also teach or do you have another career?
Q2: Does your school or district provide practice and/or game clothes for you?
Q3: How often are stipends updated for your school/district?
Q4: What are the terms of your contract and extra duties involved with earning your pay?
Q5: Do you think HS coaches are underpaid or college coaches are more overpaid?
Q6: What are the intrinsic benefits that keep you coaching?
Extra Point: Money is important, but it can’t be the only thing that drives you to lead these young men

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Planning Your Run Game

Q1: How many run schemes do you carry into each game?
Q2: How does facing an even or odd front impact your run game?
Q3: Do you use your run to set up the pass, or your pass to set up your run?
Q4: If you don’t have a fullback, how do you modify your run scheme?
Q5: What are your base runs that you use in any situation?

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