Getting More Out of Your Tackling Systems

Q1. Saying “get better at tackling” is such a big term, it can almost feel meaningless. So, what specific areas of the tackle or tackle types did you target to get better at this offseason? How did you go about getting better? #TXHSFBCHAT
Q2. What is the best, most impactful coaching point, new teaching term, or drill tweak you picked up this offseason? #TXHSFBCHAT
Q3. What are your favorite true non-contact tackle drills you use in the offseason with your state rules on contact and/or equipment? Video, GIFs and/or Diagrams encouraged. Coaches helping Coaches! #TXHSFBCHAT
Q4. How do you plan on grading your team’s tackles this upcoming season? What items are key to track in your grading and have statistics of? Make/Miss, YAC, Right/Left Shoulder, Tackle Height, 5Fights, etc…? #TXHSFBCHAT
Q5. How do you change/tweak drills for different position groups when programming your tackle training? Please share unique drills you use for specific position groups. Again, Video, GIFs, & Diagrams encouraged. #TXHSFBCHAT
Q6. #TXHSFBCHAT How do you adjust your tackle training week-2-week based on the offense you will face plus the defenses you expect to call and where that puts players in space? How about the abilities of the runner and run plays you expect to face?

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Team Ownership

Q1: How much ownership do you give your team when it comes to culture and discipline?
Q2: How do you decide what responsibilities the coaches take on compared to what you put on the players?
Q3: How do you prepare your athletes to take a bigger role in leading the team?
Q4: What specific responsibilities do you put in the hands of your players and coaches?
Q5: Explain who you believe owns the team…the coach(es), the players, or the school.

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How Much Offense?

Q1: How much offense do you carry into each game week?
Q2: Do you package your plays situationally, or is it all fair game at any time?
Q3: What are the limiting factors that determine your weekly offensive package?
Q4: Which part of your offense changes the most from week to week?
Q5: How do you know if you planned for too much as you go through the week?

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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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College Camps 2018

CAMP BREAKDOWN 2018 This spreadsheet of camps and registration links has been compiled by Coach Raymond Davis, the DC of St. Thomas High School in Houston, TX.    …

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Formations: Stack and Bunch

Formation(s): Stack & Bunch Written by: Coach Kristian Johnson Tyler Junior College Twitter: fb_coachjohnson Coaches, The objective of the spread offense is in it’s name, Spread the defense out wide and attack the space created. Two particular formation(s) that gives an offense that advantage are the “Double Stack” and the Bunch formation. The two formation(s)…

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Summer Programs

Q1: What opportunities do you provide your team to work together during the summer?
Q2: Are you allowed to coach your athletes in the summer?
Q3: What role does 7on7 play with your program?
Q4: How do you get your athletes to the weight room to work out together?
Q5: What skills camps do you host during the summer and what age do you target?
Q6: What is the most important activity you want your athletes doing each summer?
Q7: What message do you tell your athletes when they leave school for the summer to be prepared for the fall?

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