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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Tinkering with your Systems

Q1: When do you begin making adjustments to your offensive and defensive scheme?
Q2: What have you found to be the most reliable source to find inspiration?
Q3: What are some examples of tweeks you look to make to your systems?
Q4: How do players impact what you do offensively or defensively?
Q5: How do coaches impact what you do offensively or defensively?
Q6: If you don’t change soemthing about your offense or defense, what do you look to change to improve your results?

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Game Planning the Passing Game with Dan Gonzalez

Dan Gonzalez is former Texas High School football player, college player, and coach. He is now a consultant, helping teams with their passing game. To read his articles and learn more about his system, check his website dan gonzalez passing game

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Summer Programs

Q1: What opportunities do you provide your team to work together during the summer?
Q2: Are you allowed to coach your athletes in the summer?
Q3: What role does 7on7 play with your program?
Q4: How do you get your athletes to the weight room to work out together?
Q5: What skills camps do you host during the summer and what age do you target?
Q6: What is the most important activity you want your athletes doing each summer?
Q7: What message do you tell your athletes when they leave school for the summer to be prepared for the fall?

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Mailbag Chat

Q1: How have you adjusted your practice to fit new full contact limitations?
Q2: What technique do you use to teach backside protection for roll out passes?
Q3: When do you start breaking down each opponent?
Q4: How do you involve your running back in the passing game?
Q5: How do you use trips to stress the defense?

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MS to HS Alignment

Q1: How do you develop and maintain a relationship with your middle school/feeder system?
Q2: What resources do you provide the coaches?
Q3: What are the feeder system coaches expected to teach about your football program?
Q4: How much time do you spend working with the feeder system?
Q5: Does your program have control over who coaches at the feeder schools?
Q6: How does your program work with the youth football teams?
Q7: How do you use your youth and feeder programs to develop your football community?

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