Drills!

Q1: What are the drills you use every year?
Q2: What new drills did you incorporate into your practice this year?
Q3: What drills did you drop this year?
Q4: How do you determine the drills you use, or don’t use from one year to the next?
Q5: Describe your routine and the drills used during individual time.
Q6: When you learn about a new scheme, do you also seek how to teach/drill the necessary skills to execute within the scheme?
Q7: If a player asks for drills they can do on their own, over the summer, at home, etc, what drills do you tell them and do you provide a packet for them?

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Plays of the Year

Q1: What was your best run play this year? For defense, what was the best part of your run defense? Diagrams encouraged
Q2: What was your best pass play this year? For defense, what was the best part of your pass defense? Diagrams encouraged
Q3: When you were in short yardage, 3rd/4th down or GL, what was your goto call?
Q4: What was your biggest play of the year, and why was it successful?
Q5: What was your best trick play this year?
Q6: What play did you not run enough?
Q7: If you were to define your season with a play, what would it be and why?

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The First Two Possessions

Q1: How do you prepare your game plan for the first two possessions of the game?
Q2: How does your first possession directly impact your second possession? How much influence does the result (3 and out, stalled, TD, etc) of the possession play on ensuing possessions?
Q3: How early and how many touches do you aim for your playmakers to get in the first two possessions?
Q4: What shots do you plan in your first two possessions? Does this include trick plays?
Q5: How important are early scores and/or quick strikes in the opening possessions of the game to your offense?

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Philosophy of Football: Defense

Q1: What are the things your defense must do?
Q2: How will these goals be executed?
Q3: All things being equal, do you go with a 3-4, 4-3, 4-2, or 3-3 and why?
Q4: What type of players do you look for on your team to fill the positions?
Q5: How aggressive do you want your defense to be? How do you control it?

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Practice!

Q1: When planning your practice, how much time do you spend working fundamental technique compared to installing scheme for your position?
Q2: Do you plan your practice schedule together as a staff, or does your head coach plan it for the team?
Q3: How many different instructional methods (kinesthetic, visual, lecture) do you use during your individual time?
Q4: With contact times being limited more and more, how do you incorporate game like conditions of play into your practice?
Q5: How do you plan for quality reps for the sub-varsity players? What would you say your percentage of reps your sub-varsity players get in your scheme compared to your varsity?

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