Calling a Game

Q1: What kind of script/call sheet do you put together for each game?
Q2: Describe your thought process going from one play to the next.
Q3: What sort of notes do you take during a possession to help you call the next series?
Q4: In between possessions, describe how you organize and determine the plays or defensive adjustments for the next series.
Q5: How do you decide whether you are an on the field caller or from the box caller?
Q6: How many people does your call go through? Straight from you to the player, or do you tell a signaler?
Q7: What situations do you make sure to have a series of plays/call ready to go?

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Thanksgiving Football

Q1: What play in your offense would be considered the Thanksgiving turkey?
Q2: Which plays turned out to be the stuffing?
Q3: If you could describe your season as Thanksgiving sides, what would be the sweet potatoes and what would be the mac n cheese?
Q4: What was your dessert this season?
Q5: When you make your leftover sandwich, how are you building it? (still relating turkey dinner to football here)

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Attacking the Perimeter

Q1: How many different ways to do you attack the perimeter of the defense with the run?
Q2: What formations do you use to outflank the defense?
Q3: What passes do you use to get to the perimeter quick?
Q4: What do you look for to feel confident you can control the edge of the defense and get outside?
Q5: What does the defense do that makes it difficult to get outside?

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Your High School Football Experience

Q1: What offensive/defensive system did you run when you were in high school?
Q2: What components of that system do you see present in today’s game? If high school wasn’t that long ago for you, do you know what your system evolved from?
Q3: Draw up your one or two of your favorite plays you ran in high school and post them.
Q4: Who were your memorable high school coaches and are they still coaching?
Q5: What is the thing that stuck with you the most from playing football in high school?

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Teaching Your Playbook

Q1: What playbook format do you use? Physical or digital and why?
Q2: How are plays presented to the kids?
Q3: How do you test their knowledge?
Q4: How much time do you spend teaching through film? On the whiteboard? On the field?
Q5: Which method do you feel gets your best rate of engagement from the kids?

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Coaching Fill in the Blank

Q1: The position I coach is perfect for me because _______
Q2: I build relationships with my players by ____________
Q3: What we do on 4th and 1 depends on ____________
Q4: My job on the sideline during games is ___________
Q5: I think football coaches should ______________

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