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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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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Hudl Assist Draws Praise From Texas Coaching Vet

Competition is as stiff in Texas as anywhere in the country, but Hudl Assist helped Randy Barnes and Rains High School get a time-saving edge. Randy Barnes, the head coach of Rains High School (Emory, Texas) still remembers his first days as an assistant in 1982 when he physically had to cut up the 16mm…

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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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The Power of Texas Football Culture

I was first introduced to the Texas football culture in the spring of 2009. I never would have guessed eight years later how much of an impact this culture and mindset would have on my life. Texas football has truly changed my life and has become a dream of mine to be an active member…

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