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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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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