Stacking Offensive Concepts

Q1: If you were building your offense off of one play, what would that play be?
Q2: What are your steps of building your offense off of that play?
Q3: How does this play impact the structure of your run and pass schemes?
Q4: What pass protections do you use that support your base play?
Q5: What concepts and complementary plays are centered around your play?
Q6: What plays and concepts do you not include because they don’t mesh with your play?
Q7: Does your philosophy shape your offensive structure, or does the offensive structure shape your philosophy?

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Matching Your Scheme to Your Personnel

Q1-What skills sets do you look for to fill the positions on your team? ex: What makes a player a DB instead a WR?
Q2-How do you use the scheme of your offense/defense to define each position?
Q3-How do you adjust your system to make up for a player type you may not have in your locker room?
Q4-In what ways does your system adapt to the strengths of the individuals on your team?
Q5-Are there components of your offense or defense that are unable to adapt to certain players?
Q6-When you think of teams or coaches who do a great job of utilizing player strengths, who comes to mind?
Q7-When you think of offensive/defensive scheme flexibility, what qualities or characteristics are included?

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Improving Your Punting Immediately with @4thDownU

Q1: What is your punt team’s optimal total operation time (snap to punt)?
Q2: What are 3 critical coaching points to help high school punters?
Q3: Do you think HS kids should learn more than one thing or specialize?
Q4: In extremely windy conditions, what are your coaching points for the punter?
Q5: What do you have your punter do for a backed-up punt (-5 to GL)?
Q6: Is there a designated training area and plan for your specialists during practice on non-specialist periods?
Q7: Is there a practice script for your specialists? What is the structure of your specialists’ ‘Indy’ time each day and is their kick/punt/snap count monitored?

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Choose Your Play!

Q1 – Which inside run do you prefer, and why?
A. Inside Zone. B. Duo
Q2 – Which option do you prefer for your running QB, and why?
A. Zone Read B. Speed Option
Q3 – Which counter-flow run do you prefer and why?
A. GT Counter B. Split Zone
Q4 – If you’re wanting to put safeties in conflict, which play do you prefer and why?
A. Shallow Cross B. Post-Dig
Q5 – You want to take a shot, but don’t have to go deep, which play do you choose and why?
A. Wheel B. 4 Verts (You can tag a Dig)
Q6 – Which run play do you prefer to attack the outside of the defense and why?
A. Outside Zone. B. Buck Sweep
Q7 – Which trick play do you prefer and why?
A. Reverse. B. Pitch Pass

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Coaching Self-Evaluation

Q1-What were your career goals when you started coaching?
Q2-What are your goals now? How have they changed?
Q3-What are you most proud of during your career as a coach?
Q4-What are you least proud of?
Q5-What leadership roles have you taken on over your career?
Q6-How have you been a good follower/team member?
Q7-If there is anything you could do over in your career, what would you do differently?

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What Guides Your Decision

Q1-Do you call a timeout to ice the kicker? Why or why not?
Q2-What guides your decision to go for 2? Are you a chart follower?
Q3-You’re the road team, and you can tie the game to go to OT with a kick, or you can win IF you get the 2pt conversion. What guides your decision?
Q4-Never punt, or punt and flip the field?
Q5-4th and goal, anywhere inside the 10…take the points or go for the TD?
Q6-Pre-game coin flip…Do you elect to receive or defer? What is your reasoning?
Q7-Game in hand, your ball to run out the clock, 2 minutes…victory formation or get extra plays for your backups?

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Coaching Inspiration

Q1-Who or what events inspired you to become a coach?
Q2-How do you use that inspiration to help you impact your athletes?
Q3-How would you define your coaching style?
Q4-Where do you look for current coaching inspiration?
Q5-How does your coaching style fit your current coaching position?
Q6-What style of football inspires you the most?
Q7-What is one thing about your coaching that has changed over your career? What is something that has stayed the same?

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