How do you attack a defense? Let me count the ways….It is important to have flexibility in your offense in order to take advantage of defensive alignments, personnel match-ups, go faster, go slower, and adapt to whatever kinds of athletes or game plan you need.
A team can learn a lot from what happens in the first game of the season. The time we spend correcting mistakes and making adjustments can result in tremendous benefits to the team and the season. It could be a change in the depth chart, inserting more competition in practice, or discovering what your team does best and focusing on that. We should always be evaluating in order to give our athletes our best so that they can show us theirs.
Coach Aych was a fantastic host last night as he fielded questions and discussed his offensive philosophy regarding RPOs and Play Action concepts. Having access to a college coach and coaches from all over during the season gives us the opportunity to continue to learn and update our coaching style while we are in season.
Setting the tone early in the season is important. Many teams use their non-district schedule to prepare for and build momentum entering their district games and hopefully a deep playoff run.
We spend more time with our athletes in practice than we do with them during the rest of the week. This is the most important time we have with them as we prepare for each opponent. What you do in practice is what you will see in the games. We have all started practice by now and are getting back in the routine of “doing what we do”. I challenge you try something different this year to help your athletes become the best they can be. Good luck!
Its important to go into any endeavor with a goal to accomplish. As coaches we have goals for our teams, our athletes, and for ourselves. We are goal oriented people in a goal oriented field. If you haven’t done so, take the time to write down your goals for this season and post them somewhere visible and be accountable for the goals you have set. Good luck this season!
Social Media is a language our athletes speak that we have had to learn. It is important that we understand what goes on in their online world so that we can help them engage appropriately to become the human beings we are building them up to be.
The coaches who participate are a huge part of what #txhsfbchat is and sometimes the chat doesn’t cover everything you’d like to know about a topic. That is why I have the suggestion form on the contact page of the website and you can message me anytime. Let’s keep helping each other and learning from coaches so that we can be the best professional network online!
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Part of organizing your program is how you install your offense and defense with your coaches and players. Whether you use a playbook or not, there is a rhyme and reason for what you put in and when you put it in. After that its about making sure the players and coaches understand the concepts and can execute them with repetition after repetition after repetition. There are many great uses of technology that makes getting the information to the team easy, but in the end its about what works best for the program.