Improving Your Punting Immediately with @4thDownU

Q1: What is your punt team’s optimal total operation time (snap to punt)?
Q2: What are 3 critical coaching points to help high school punters?
Q3: Do you think HS kids should learn more than one thing or specialize?
Q4: In extremely windy conditions, what are your coaching points for the punter?
Q5: What do you have your punter do for a backed-up punt (-5 to GL)?
Q6: Is there a designated training area and plan for your specialists during practice on non-specialist periods?
Q7: Is there a practice script for your specialists? What is the structure of your specialists’ ‘Indy’ time each day and is their kick/punt/snap count monitored?

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Just What is Duo?

I am the first to admit that I do not know everything about the game of football. I learn a lot from from running #TXHSFBCHAT and reading coaches’ responses to the questions each and every week. Recently, I had a great learning experience about the play Duo. Duo has been talked a lot about recently…

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Choose Your Play!

Q1 – Which inside run do you prefer, and why?
A. Inside Zone. B. Duo
Q2 – Which option do you prefer for your running QB, and why?
A. Zone Read B. Speed Option
Q3 – Which counter-flow run do you prefer and why?
A. GT Counter B. Split Zone
Q4 – If you’re wanting to put safeties in conflict, which play do you prefer and why?
A. Shallow Cross B. Post-Dig
Q5 – You want to take a shot, but don’t have to go deep, which play do you choose and why?
A. Wheel B. 4 Verts (You can tag a Dig)
Q6 – Which run play do you prefer to attack the outside of the defense and why?
A. Outside Zone. B. Buck Sweep
Q7 – Which trick play do you prefer and why?
A. Reverse. B. Pitch Pass

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Coaching Self-Evaluation

Q1-What were your career goals when you started coaching?
Q2-What are your goals now? How have they changed?
Q3-What are you most proud of during your career as a coach?
Q4-What are you least proud of?
Q5-What leadership roles have you taken on over your career?
Q6-How have you been a good follower/team member?
Q7-If there is anything you could do over in your career, what would you do differently?

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What Guides Your Decision

Q1-Do you call a timeout to ice the kicker? Why or why not?
Q2-What guides your decision to go for 2? Are you a chart follower?
Q3-You’re the road team, and you can tie the game to go to OT with a kick, or you can win IF you get the 2pt conversion. What guides your decision?
Q4-Never punt, or punt and flip the field?
Q5-4th and goal, anywhere inside the 10…take the points or go for the TD?
Q6-Pre-game coin flip…Do you elect to receive or defer? What is your reasoning?
Q7-Game in hand, your ball to run out the clock, 2 minutes…victory formation or get extra plays for your backups?

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Coaching Inspiration

Q1-Who or what events inspired you to become a coach?
Q2-How do you use that inspiration to help you impact your athletes?
Q3-How would you define your coaching style?
Q4-Where do you look for current coaching inspiration?
Q5-How does your coaching style fit your current coaching position?
Q6-What style of football inspires you the most?
Q7-What is one thing about your coaching that has changed over your career? What is something that has stayed the same?

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Ball Security

What terms do you use to emphasize ball security across the program?
How many minutes during practice do you emphasize ball security?
How does your staff evaluate whether someone has good ball security?
Does your film guy tag loose balls or just fumbles?
Do you grade each ball carrier on each play in addition to Assign, Alignment, Attitude, etc…Ever had players grade themselves? T.E.A.M. pt for each (T=technique, E=exposure of ball, A=awareness, M=of Movement)
What opponent tendencies do you put into scouting report regarding ball security?
What’s the craziest consequence you have seen or done because of fumbling?

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