I’m so glad we played, but let’s not do this again

Now that the Texas High School Football season is over, I can honestly look back and say this was the toughest season I have ever experienced. You do not realize how the added precautions change the way you work, and change the way you feel until you go through it.  The mask wearing;  The extra…

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Using Multiple Fronts

Q1-How do you stay multiple in your defensive front, but stay simple?
Q2-How do your base rules allow you to align in any front quickly?
Q3-How do you know when is the right moment to use a particular front?
Q4-How do you defend against Power and Counter in a 3-4, 4 down, or Bear front?
Q5-How do you create pressure from you base front without bringing multiple backers?

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Off-Season Programs

Q1-What is the priority of the first two weeks of your off-season program?
Q2-How do you divide up the rest of the semester into the phases of your program?
Q3-How do you incorporate culture building/strengthening into your off-season?
Q4-What are the most important lifts in your program?
Q5-What are the most important speed and agility exercises in your program?
Q6-How do you innovate in the off-season with exercises, or any aspect of your program?

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Matching Your Scheme to Your Personnel

Q1-What skills sets do you look for to fill the positions on your team? ex: What makes a player a DB instead a WR?
Q2-How do you use the scheme of your offense/defense to define each position?
Q3-How do you adjust your system to make up for a player type you may not have in your locker room?
Q4-In what ways does your system adapt to the strengths of the individuals on your team?
Q5-Are there components of your offense or defense that are unable to adapt to certain players?
Q6-When you think of teams or coaches who do a great job of utilizing player strengths, who comes to mind?
Q7-When you think of offensive/defensive scheme flexibility, what qualities or characteristics are included?

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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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