Recruiting the Halls and Building Your Program

Q1: What (legal) recruitment tactics do you employ to help build up your program?
Q2: How can an assistant coach positively effect the number of players who come out to play?
Q3: If a student states they want to play next year, what parameters do you require them to fulfill in order to join the team?
Q4: At what point do you change your pursuit of quantity to quality?
Q5: How do you balance player and program development for immediate success?

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Coaching Expectations

How do the expectations of college and NFL coaches to win now impact high school coaches?
Who defines the expectations for your football program?
How active is your community in supporting and being involved in your football program?
How do we convince our players and community to trust the process of program development?
Who holds you accountable for meeting the expectations set for your program?
What is the difference between what should the expectations be and what they actually are for a high school football coach?

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Thanksgiving Chat

Q1: From @matthewfinn14: What strategies do you use to maintain an edge for road games?
Q2: From @coach_harvey18: What coverage or combination of coverages do you employ to defend against RPOs?
Q3: From @AtuvusFootball: How do you incorporate rugby tackling into your tackling circuit or teaching progression?
Q4: From @coachfisher_rp: How do you balance play practice vs technique in season coaching the OL?
Q5: How many runs do you carry into each game and how do you decide what runs to major in?
Q6: From @kdawgswift: How do you decide where your kids play in the program?

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Playoffs

Q1: Do you change your practice schedule as you enter and move through the playoffs?
Q2: Besides the state championship, is there a certain round of the playoffs you set as something to achieve each year?
Q3: How do you use your subvarsity during the playoffs?
Q4: What is your point of emphasis to the team each week you advance?
Q5: When it’s over, what is your message to the team and to the seniors?

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Coach Loyalty and Staff Teamwork

Q1: How do you define loyalty on your coaching staff?
Q2: What is the expectation for coach to coach working relationships?
Q3: How do you create loyalty to each other on your coaching staff?
Q4: When conflict arises, how is it dealt with (properly) and how do you keep it from impacting kids?
Q5: Who is responsible for staff camaraderie?
Q6: Is there a difference between professionalism and loyalty? Explain.

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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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