Field 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?

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Scripting and Play Calling

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?

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Recruiting the Halls and Building Your Program

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?

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Coaching Expectations

How do the expectations of college and NFL coaches to win now impact high school coaches?
Who defines the expectations for your football program?
How active is your community in supporting and being involved in your football program?
How do we convince our players and community to trust the process of program development?
Who holds you accountable for meeting the expectations set for your program?
What is the difference between what should the expectations be and what they actually are for a high school football coach?

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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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