Athlete Mentorship with Coach Gugs

Coach Gugs is the Family First Lead Mentor at Sports Prep Academy Leading our Youth and High School Student Athletes to better themselves in Academics, Character, and Work Ethic.

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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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Mike Kuchar talks Trends in Football

Q1: Which man beaters work best in the RPO game? Off which formations?
Q2: How do you design your man beaters in your game plan each week to take advantage of mismatches?
Q3: Which coverages work best in defending RPO’s?
Q4: How do you train the post-snap eyes/reactions of potential manipulation defenders vs. RPO’s?
Q5: What are some of the most important situational periods you implement during game week on offense, defense and special teams?
Q6: How are you making practice less taxing on players to keep them fresh for game day?

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Compensation for Coaches

Q1: Outside of coaching, do you also teach or do you have another career?
Q2: Does your school or district provide practice and/or game clothes for you?
Q3: How often are stipends updated for your school/district?
Q4: What are the terms of your contract and extra duties involved with earning your pay?
Q5: Do you think HS coaches are underpaid or college coaches are more overpaid?
Q6: What are the intrinsic benefits that keep you coaching?
Extra Point: Money is important, but it can’t be the only thing that drives you to lead these young men

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Planning Your Run Game

Q1: How many run schemes do you carry into each game?
Q2: How does facing an even or odd front impact your run game?
Q3: Do you use your run to set up the pass, or your pass to set up your run?
Q4: If you don’t have a fullback, how do you modify your run scheme?
Q5: What are your base runs that you use in any situation?

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Tinkering with your Systems

Q1: When do you begin making adjustments to your offensive and defensive scheme?
Q2: What have you found to be the most reliable source to find inspiration?
Q3: What are some examples of tweeks you look to make to your systems?
Q4: How do players impact what you do offensively or defensively?
Q5: How do coaches impact what you do offensively or defensively?
Q6: If you don’t change soemthing about your offense or defense, what do you look to change to improve your results?

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