Offseason Football

Q1: How do you balance offseason strength and speed acquisition with teaching football skills and scheme?
Q2: How do you focus instruction in the spring without the end goal of winning a game?
Q3: If you spend your athletic period focused on football, how do you encourage the athletes to lift?
Q4: When you start phasing in football specific work, where do you want to be once you start Spring Ball?
Q5: To end the chat, please go over a drill or two that you enjoy doing that doesn’t involve pads

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Zone Scheme and Drills

Q1: What zone scheme do you use (IZ, OZ, MZ, SZ) and how do you install it?
Q2: A)Do your OL all step in the same direction or do you look for double teams? B)What drills do you use?
Q3: A)What do you teach your RB to read? B)What drills do you use?
Q4: How do you work your QB reads for give, keep, or RPO?
Q5: How do your personnel packages impact what you do with your zone scheme?

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Evolution of Football: Coaching

Q1: How has coaching changed over the past 10-20 years?
Q2: What are the most pressing issues a coach must be able to handle today?
Q3: How have advances in technology changed the coaching profession?
Q4: How do you define “old school” coaching and is it still relevant today?
Q5: How have expectations of coaches in college and the pros impacted the high school coach?

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Evolution of Football: Rules and Safety

Q1: How do rule changes impact the way football is played?
Q2: What rule changes have resulted in major changes in the game?
Q3: With player safety being a hot button issue, are rules changes necesary or an overreaction?
Q4: Which rules do you feel are more progressive, NFHS rules or NCAA rules?
Q5: Do safety rules regarding concussion protocol do enough to protect our players?
Q6: What is your definition of a “defenseless player”?
Q7: What rule would you add or subtract to help improve the game?

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Evolution of Football – Systems

Q1. Compare the system of football you played in to what you are coaching now.
Q2. What in your opinion, has been the biggest change in Offense and Defense systems over the last 20 years?
Q3. Who are the innovators you consider to have had the most impact on how football is played and coached today?
Q4. How far back in football history will you look for play and scheme design to install in your program?
Q5. If you can, trace back the development and evolution of your offense and defense. Multiple tweets encouraged
Q6. Do you believe systems influence player development or players influence system development?

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Position Characteristics

Q1. How do you decide the positions each kid plays in your program?
Q2. Explain the characteristics you look for in the position you coach.
Q3. How do you personnel positions like the OL, secondary, positions with multiple parts?
Q4. Do you teach your players to know all positions? (WR knows #1 and #2 responsibilities, etc)
Q5. What is the difference between an offensive player and a defensive player?
Q6. How do yo identify/develop the utility players in your program?
Q7. When and Why do you re-personnel a kid?

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Finding Your Coaching Dream Job with Daron Roberts

In the summer of 2006, author Daron K. Roberts was just one year away from earning a law degree from his dream school: Harvard. But that summer, in the throes of a clerkship at a Texas law firm, Roberts had a revelation—he wanted something different. Very different. Daron Roberts wanted to be an NFL football coach.

After making the transition from Harvard Law student to NFL newbie, Roberts worked as a coach for the Kansas City Chiefs, Detroit Lions, West Virginia Mountaineers, and the Cleveland Browns. But he’s not forgotten how hard it was to take that first step in a new direction. In Call an Audible, Roberts shares his inspiring journey and reveals his playbook to help guide your next transition.

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