There’s nothing more disappointing for a coach than when you believe in an athlete and they don’t believe in themselves. And especially when they allow that disbelief to impact their performance. Self-doubt is such a powerful force. It only takes a small dose to cripple a person. I saw it happen today. An athlete I’ve…
The game of football is under attack. I have blown this off for many years because of the popularity of the game and because Texas is insulated from the rest of the football nation due to the culture and organization of high school football. I embrace this opinion now because I see the impact in…
It’s not the Xs and the Os, it’s the Jimmies and the Joes. Most of the time when a coach uses this cliche, he will use it to stress what is important in a program. Your offensive or defensive system is important, but the people who are executing the game plan each week have more…
CAMP BREAKDOWN 2018 This spreadsheet of camps and registration links has been compiled by Coach Raymond Davis, the DC of St. Thomas High School in Houston, TX. …
One of my favorite chats of all time. So much great insight shared by coaches evaluating their position.
Q1: How did the field position of where you started your drives impact your scoring this season?
Q2: What are your goals when you are, or have your opponent pinned inside the 10 yard line on your side of the field?
Q3: What is your 4th down philosophy on the + side of the 50? On the – side of the 50?
Q4: You’re in the grey area where it’s too far for a FG, and 4th and medium…how do you decide whether to go for it or punt?
Q5: How do you use flipping the field to your advantage?
Q1: How do you organize your script and/or play call sheet each game?
Q2: Why do you choose to script or not to script?
Q3: What impacts the aggressiveness of your play calling?
Q4: How does your offensive style help formulate your script/call sheet?
Q5: How does field position and situation impact your play calls?
Q6: How does your style of play impact the way you signal or send in plays?
Q1: What (legal) recruitment tactics do you employ to help build up your program?
Q2: How can an assistant coach positively effect the number of players who come out to play?
Q3: If a student states they want to play next year, what parameters do you require them to fulfill in order to join the team?
Q4: At what point do you change your pursuit of quantity to quality?
Q5: How do you balance player and program development for immediate success?