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Keith Grabowski interviews the most knowledgable head coaches, coordinators, and position coaches from professional, college, and high school football. Keith and his guests discuss the philosophy, concepts, schemes, and strategies that they have learned throughout their careers. Each show includes a specific idea that can be applied to help coaches at every level find the winning edge.

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    Our Kids Are Our Scheme, CJ Wilson, Head Coach, Grapevine Faith (TX)

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2022 27:50

    Today's guest is CJ Wilson, Grapevine Faith Head Football Coach, NFL veteran, Baylor All-American, Baylor Legend, 2-time Amazon Best Selling Author, 2021 Christian Literary Award Winner. He's also a Dave Campbell Texas Football 40 under 40 Coach. After an illustrious career for Baylor, where he was the Thorpe Award winner, an All-American, and a Baylor Hall of Fame, he played for the Carolina Panthers and Dallas Cowboys. He joins us today to discuss how he builds his program around the players and focuses on uplifting everyone in the program, player and coach alike, torch their full potential. Shownotes: -Push from his wife to get into coaching -Learning from John Fox, Rob, Ryan, Tony Dungy and others -Becoming a player-coach for John Fox -Our players are our scheme -Giving coaches freedom -Daily format for camp -Class room sessions - be safe for learning -Giving players ownership in the teaching environment -Effective use of practice time -More Indy time for the OL! -Be a flexible coach in understanding practice needs -Complementary football in planning a game week -Evaluation - what can they do? -The winning edge - give them love Twitter: @cwil327 Email: Coach Wilson's book:

    Year Round Improvement - Sterling Doty, State Champ Head Coach, Stephenville HS (TX)

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2022 29:41

    On today's episode, Sterling Doty, Head Coach of Stephenville High School in Texas, a 2021 State Champion joins us to discuss his year-round plan for player improvement, building leaders, and coaching the offensive line. Shownotes: -Learning from Art Briles, Mike Copeland and others -Championships are won January thru august -Culture wins over equal or better talent -Defining championship effort and execution -Play for Dem Boys - Passion, Discipline, Belief -Details of coaching -Creating a player led team -Everybody has a chance to be a leader -Off season competition team -Highlight certain player groups -player draft of teams -New meaning in August -Progression through camp -Teaching situational football -Coaching the OL “The Wall” -Using special teams time for more Indy -Helping a struggling OL get on track -Winning edge - energy and enthusiasm Twitter: coachdoty_shs

    Developing Players And Coaches - DeMarcus Harris, Head Coach, Mesquite HS (TX)

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2022 29:26

    DeMarcus Harris named Head Football at Mesquite after serving as the defensive coordinator for Cedar Hill High School and helping the team to a Texas state football championship runner-up in 2020. Coach Harris is completing his 14th year in education as a teacher and coach and his passion for teaching and coaching show through in the details of how he runs his program. He sat down with us at the THSCA Coaching School in San Antonio to talk about how he develops the people in his program. Shownotes: -Focus in the off season -The qualities oof a good coach -Influence of Carlos Lynn -Developing the assistant coaches -Mentoring young coaches -Don't run to programs; run to people -Why drop coordinating as the HC? -Managing the game - working with coordinators -Practice - managing player load -Cater to the learner -Studying practice -Strength in-season: get stronger -Walk thru -Next man up -Wrap up of camp -Play-offs - a new season -Winning edge - love Related: Erik Korem - Scripting practice

    A Full Service Program - Carlos Lynn, Head Coach, Cedar Hill HS (TX)

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2022 32:53

    Carlos Lynn was the defensive coordinator for Cedar Hill in 2006 when the team won their first state title. Now, as head coach, the team has a chance to win again. Coach Lynn Lynn spent nine years at Cedar Hill before leaving to become the head coach at Seguin. He's spent the past eight years leading Seguin, a role he didn't expect to leave until he was offered the opportunity to come back to, “the place where I think I established most of my coaching roots.” He joins us in San Antonio at the Texas High School Coaches Association Coaching School to talk about his program and now he manages al aspects as the head coach Shownotes: -Never follow a legend/following Joey McGuire -The opportunity to continue to grow -Discipline and structure -Be champions in all areas of life -The vital things -A full-service program -Finding the right coaches -Coaching the coaches -Longhorn speed -Solving problems -Using the benefits of technology -What great coaching looks like -Closing the gap -Game day - be a master of situational football -Managing the emotions of the team -Time management “junior high quarter” -Winning edge - six phases of development Shownotes: -Never follow a legend/following Joey McGuire -The opportunity to continue to grow -Discipline and structure -Be champions in all areas of life -The vital things -A full-service program -Finding the right coaches -Coaching the coaches -Longhorn speed -Solving problems -Using the benefits of technology -What great coaching looks like -Closing the gap -Game day - be a master of situational football -Managing the emotions of the team -Time management “junior high quarter” -Winning edge - six phases of development

    Building An Aggressive Style On The Field - Jerry Prieto, Head Coach, Crosby HS (TX)

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2022 29:00

    Jerry Prieto is the head coach of the Crosby Cougars. He was named the 2021 Coach of the Year by the Touchdown Club of Houston. He brings a unique style of play built on aggressiveness. For Crosby it is a grade 7-12 program where toughness is instilled in the weight room 5 days a week in the off season, and 4 days a week in season including a game day lift at all levels. Shownotes: -Start with older kids for a week. Older kids off -Building anticipation -Working with jr. high kids provides advantages -Younger guy install -Approach to both GROUPS THE SAME -Value of the weight room -6th grade pre athletics -5 day a week lifting -400 m finisher -Times written on shirt -Daily focus -4 days in weight room in season -The game day lift -Selling the game day lift -Fueling up for game day starts early in the week -Transition to 11 personnel -Coaching the tight ends -Advantages of using the tight end -Hybrid players -3 safety defense -Aggressive style fits program -Philosophy for going for it on fourth down -Selling out of the box strategy to the team -How you run your off season dictates what happens in season with uncomfortable situations -Preparing for tough situations in practice -Making adjustments to get better during the season -The Winning Edge - family atmosphere

    Starting A Program With An Uptempo Lifestyle - James Clancy, Head Coach, Klein Cain HS(TX)

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2022 38:35

    Today's guest on the Coach and Coordinator Podcast is James Clancy, Head Coach at Klein Cain High School near Houston, Texas. Coach Clancy was honored as a 40 under 40 coach in Texas and he started the program at Klein Cane five years ago. Now his team is experiencing success and they have found their advantage in living an uptempo lifestyle in all they do. -Starting a new program -The process -One chance to get it right at the start -Get the right people around you -Your expectations are your own -Homecoming have people to come home now -Strategic focus -Being uptempo in everything -When talent catches up to expectations -The class that taught us how to win -Embracing an uptempo lifestyle -Teaching junior high and freshmen the game -Spot the ball drill -Pace for each position -Aligning O & D in an uptempo philosophy -Actual game pace vs. practice pace -Not changing personnel -Teaching skill sets/staff structure -Keeping your uptempo team fresh/load management -Communicating expectations -Value on team reps -Recommendations fir first time uptempo teams -Advice on coaching uptempo -Go watch someone practice -Winning Edge - Toughness Related episodes: Keith Barefield - Tempo is a Lifestyle Glen Elarbee - Coaching the Uptempo Offensive Line Tony Franklin - Developing as an Offensive Coordinator

    Starting a Program and the Slot-T - Alan Haire, Head Coach, Killeen Chaparral

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2022 29:32

    Alan Haire On today's episode Keith sat down with Alan Haire, Head Coach Killeen Chaparral, in SanAntonio at the THSCA Coaching School to about the Slot-T and how he coaches the unique offense, as well as the approach he's taken in starting a program at a new high school. Shownotes: Teaching them to make good decisions Build person first Start-up at brand new high school Mental toughness as a priority Everyone has a fresh start Running the slot t Using a 4 point stance Advantages of Slot T What makes Slot T difficult to prepare for Keying guards or backs Determining trap, power game, or G Elements of the offense Commonalities of the offense Personal for the offense QB must be a leader The four point stance Install plan Getting good and adding as the kids can handle it Keeping it simple and maximizing reps Slot T theory of game planning Prepping the defense The “Fun Team” Handling growing pains Studying in the off season Winning edge CoachTube: Slot T Practice Planning Texas Slot T Game Planning Texas Slot T Tempo Offense Twitter: @CoachAHaire Related - Rice OL Coach Sanders Davis:

    Calling Both Sides Of The Ball - Chris Softley, Head Coach, Lubbock Christian

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 1, 2022 26:24

    Today's episode is with Head Coach at Lubbock Christina Chris Softley. Softley is a graduate of Abilene Christian University and Nebraska Wesleyan, where he played college football, has coached for eight years, including the last three at Sunnyvale HS, where he was the basketball coach and an assistant football and track coach at the 3A school. He was named a 40 under 40 coach by Dave Campbell's Texas Football. He continues to wear several hats at Lubbock Christian as the AD/Head Coach, as well as calling both offense and defense on game day. He sat down with Keith at the Texas High School Coaches Association Coaching School in San Antonio to discuss how calling both sides of the ball works for his program, making it family friendly, and methods for teaching. Shownotes: -Calling both sides -Truly keeping it simple -Not caring who gets credit -The height of complementary football -Being aware of their “fatigue meters” -Family friendly weekends -Saturdays 8-noon then family lunch -Using technology to make family time -Trust people to do their jobs as professionals -Coaches retreat -Camp install plan -special teams is a one rep max-out -teaching to learning styles -Having method to meetings -Bell ringers for football -Check for understanding -Chris Beard -Plan for walk thru -Water breaks at a white board -No 2-a-days -Handling load and next man up -Walk thru Wednesday -The winning edge - unity Related: Avoid the First Game Conundrum - Erik Korem, Former Director of Sports Performance, Houston Texans Adjustments Period No Sweat and Fast Practice Formats:

    A Gift Of Inspiration - Kendrick Crumedy, Head Coach, Jasper HS (TX)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2022 42:12

    Kendrick Crumedy returned to his alma mater as the new Athletic Director and Head Football Coach for the Jasper Bulldogs. Prior to returning to Jasper offensive coordinator (since 2016), strength and conditioning coordinator and head track coach for Manvel High School. His other accomplishments include: 123-19 record as a varsity coach 68-11 record as the offensive coordinator His record as a coach at Manvel includes 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2019, 2020 trips to the 6A/5A State Quarterfinals and a 2017 appearance in the state championship game. As head track coach he has won 2 state championships. As recruiting coordinator, he has helped over 50 athletes get D1 scholarships. He joins Keith at the Texas High School Coaches Association Coaching School in San Antonio to discuss what it means to be a "Jasper kid," how he uses his ability to inspire others, and the Tony Franklin System and how he's applied it to his situations. Shownotes: -Growing up in Jasper, Texas -The weight room -No excuses -Inspiring players -Find pleasure in the work -Transitioning work into camp -Football is hard -Fear no man -Giving bulletin board material -Teaching = relatability and ownership -Giving a QB as much as he can handle -QB calling 7 on 7 -Process for what to install -Building around your personnel -The "want to" as a coach -Flexibility within a system -Kid first, athlete second Related Content: Texas 40 under 40 Coach Darby House: Developing as an OC - Tony Franklin Clifton Style Takeaways from OC Magic: Teaching Details, Perfect Practice RPO and more - Tony Franklin

    Making it About the Kids - Darby House, Head Coach, Poteet HS (TX)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2022 38:07

    Darby House is the Head Coach at Poteet HS in Texas and in 2021 he led his team a 10-1 Aggies squad and their first playoff victory since 1958! Coach House took over an 0-10 Poteet team in 2018 and through hard work in the weight room and by building a great coaching staff, Poteet has turned things around. Coach House was recently honored by Dave Campbell's Texas Football as a 40 under 40, recognizing the best young football coaches in Texas. He joined Keith while at the THSCA Coaching School in San Antonio. He talks about building a culture through the weight room, making things easier on the players learning, his Scoop and Pull Stretch Scheme and more in this episode. Shownotes: -Building the culture through the weight room -The little things are learned in the weight room -Weight room builds discipline in your program -“Pulling the trigger” on making big change -Advice on dealing with the noise of tough decisions -A simple 11 personnel formation system -Hard on coaches but easy on kids -Huddling as a signal or wristband team -Keeping terminology simple -Stretch - Scoop and Pull -Read of the RB -Side car or Pistol based on the type of QB -Camp install -Installing situational offense -Understanding “why” in game-panning -Picking on the guy with the most interceptions -What coaches are watching on game day -Weight room in season -Winning edge - a great group of coaches

    Creativity In Coordinating An Offense - Mike Willis, Offensive Coordinator, Princeton

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 25, 2022 39:02

    As a player, then coach and serving in various roles on the staff Mike Willis has helped the Princeton football team win its last four Ivy League titles. After being an offensive lineman on a record-setting offense that won the Ivy League championship in 2013, he yearned to get back into the game. In 2016, he had that opportunity and returned to his alma mater as one of the youngest position coaches in Division I football, again helping the Tigers win the title. An experienced Willis — who now holds the title of assistant head coach — helped lead Princeton to one of its most historic seasons in program history in 2018. The Tigers produced the program's first perfect season since 1964, and they reached the #8 spot in the national rankings.

Ini 2021 Princeton went 9-1 and earn an Ivy League title, its third in five seasons, with an offense ranked first in the Ivy League in scoring (33.4), second in passing offense (265.5), second in passing efficiency (147.0) and third in total offense (392.4).
He joins the podcast to talk about his mentors and teachers, the Princeton Offense, and his approach to installing the offense and calling a game. Shownotes: -Princeton experience as player and coach -His “quarter life crisis” -Mentors and teachers -Creativity and the architects of the Princeton Offense - Being critical about putting best 11 on the field -3 Quarterback system -“Hockey subbing” the line in a drive -Back-up QB who was player of the year -Buy-in through Losing the verticality of the depth chart -Be the MVP of a role/carve out a niche -Medium paced install plan -Players-Formations-Plays -Slowing things down -Choosing formations -Situational mastery -4th down decision making -CAI Game Book -Staff meeting for anaytics/decision making Related: Brian Flinn -Wide Splits, Time Management, & Film Study: Brian Flinn, Wide Receivers Coach at Princeton Univ Let Them Score? Rob Ash, Championship Analytics

    Special Teams, Coaching The Why, And Teach Tapes - Steve Hauser, Former FBS Coach

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2022 27:58

    Steve Hauser is completed three seasons as a quality control assistant for special teams for Iowa State before making a change for his young family. However he remains close to the game and his passion for the game continues in what he provides through his social media accounts @TeachTapes. Coach Hauser directed Mike Gundy's special teams units at Oklahoma State from 2016-17 as a graduate assistant. Under his direction, the Cowboys thrived on special teams , ranking ninth nationally in blocked punts (2) in 2017. In 2016, OSU had six blocked kicks to rank fourth nationally and its punt return defense ended the season second-best in the nation (0.94). Coach Hauser was a part of a pair of 10-3 seasons with the Cowboys. They were ranked in the top-15 in the final AP polls and won two bowl games in his two years. Coaching Experience
: 2018- Iowa State - Quality Control
 2016-17 – Oklahoma State – Graduate Assistant
 2014-15 – Cleveland Browns – Scouting Assistant
 2013 – Oklahoma State – Quality Control
 2012 – Yale - Intern
 2011 - Mount Ida (MA) – Tight Ends, Fullbacks Shownotes: -Early opportunity -Working with Mike Gundy - Know the why -Working with position coaches -fiting skills of coaches -Coaching the why -Kids learn off of clips -Effective ways to put together a teach tape -The clips are what matter -Do mare than just assign a play list -Dose it in in small bites -Teachable moments Follow Coach: @TeachTapes

    Coaching Mindset - Brian Hartline, WR:Passing Game Coordinator, Ohio State

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2022 47:54

    Former NFL and College Strength Coach Anthony Schlegel joins the podcast as the co-host of "The Difference Maker Series" presented by The Difference USA. Brian Hartline is the Receivers Coach and Passing Game Coordinator for the Ohio State University. In making his transition from player to coach, Coach Hartline has been on a fast track as he's developed one of the most explosive position groups in the country with three All-Americans in 2021. Coach Hartline was named the FootballScoop wide receivers coach of the year and in 2019 he was honored by the American Football Coaches Association as one of its AFCA 35 Under 35 honorees, a prestigious program that develops “premier, future leaders” in the coaching profession. In his short tenure as a coach he's proven to be a difference maker on the Buckeyes' staff. Shownotes: Brian Hartline - Mindset -Coach Hartline's transition in to coaching -Being set up to be the coach on the field -Applying passion to play to other endeavors -Never been around a great player who is dumb -You have to sell your ideas -Lessons from Jim Tressel, Urban Meyer and Ryan Day -The moment you start putting people's importance in front of your own you'll remember them -Being purposeful -Family =environment is palpable -Problem with selling a narrative -Be genuine -Do the right thing and everyone wins -Character Connection Competence -Recruiting -In-Season training philosophy - keeping them fresh -Training load -Setting up practice with training load in mind -Be intentional and mindful of what you are trying to accomplish -A players must get A's -Having a pulse on your drills -You can find individual period all day long in practice -Being a mindset driven individual -Operating at a peak mindset all of the time -Attack the mindset not the action -Routes are a “race with the defensive line” -Maximizing the time you have -Blocking - leverage is advantage -Evaluation and corrections -Consistency -Learning the pre snap process -Separation is won breakpoint to catch point Develop superior contact/hand striking with The Difference USA: Enter TDUSA5 to save 5% off your order at checkout

    Avoid the First Game Conundrum - Erik Korem, Former Director of Sports Performance, Houston Texans

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 19, 2022 27:07

    This episode is taken from the Virtual Football Summit which was held at the beginning of the pandemic shutdown. Former Director of Performance for the Houston Texans Erik Korem shared the details of how he helps prepare a team and get them in game shape for week 1. Today, Coach Korem shares how to calculate the ramp up to week one, sharing examples and ideas on how to practice in a way that will simulate the stresses of the game and prevent you from saying during your week 1 game, "We are out of shape." Get the entire talk with slides at CoachTube FREE with this link:

    Practice Scripting To Get Ready For Week 1 - Erik Korem, Former Dir. Of Performance, Houston Texans

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 18, 2022 27:45

    This episode is taking from the Virtual Football Summit which was held at the beginning of the pandemic shutdown. Former Director of Performance for the Houston Texans Erik Korem shared the details of how he helps prepare a team and get them in game shape for week 1. Over the course of your career how many times have you walked away from week 1 saying “We need to get into better shape?” For some, practice planning is a copy/paste function. Templates are set up and the practice plan varies little over the course of the season. However, crafting a practice that prepares a team to perform at an optimal level is both an art and a science. Former Houston Texans Director of Perfomance Dr. Erik Korem, shared the science portion of practice planning. The point of any practice is to prepare players for game day. Having a detailed plan on how to be ready both physically and mentally is critical. Dr. Korem pointed out that coaches should conduct more of their practices to truly replicate the time and intensity of game day atmospheres. This means setting those old templates and scripts aside and understanding the workload a player and team will face on game day. The First Game Conundrum Dr. Korem emphasizes having practices that prepare players for both the actual time of practice to replicate the actual time spent on game day. If players must exert over a 3 hour and 24 minute period (average time of an FBS contest) then there should be some days that replicate that (within NCAA or state governing body parameters of course). High school games are between two and two and a half hours. His point is that most coaches do not plan practices to last as long as they used to, and if not prepared for leading up to game one, the team may very well look out of shape. Korem calls this the first game conundrum. He does not suggest having an uptempo practice for that long, but rather studying what actual game day looks like for a certain team, including half time, time outs, and even adjustments on the sideline, and replicating that workload in practice. He shares the philosophy, rationale, and science behind this in today's episode. Get the entire talk with slides at CoachTube FREE with this link:

    Coaching Is Teaching - Part 3 With Alex Mirabal, Offensive Line Coach, Miami

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 15, 2022 21:16

    Today we share the third and final installment with Offensive Line Coach of the Miami Hurricanes Alex Mirabal. Coach Mirabal continues his discussion on drills and explains why the language used is so important to teaching techniques and fundamentals. He covers player evaluation and his approach to coaching on game day. Coach Mirabal's Course on the Wide Zone & Gallop Technique:…s-offense/14233374 COOL Clinic Speakers Playlist:

    Coaching Is Teaching - Part 2 With Alex Mirabal, Offensive Line Coach, Miami

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 14, 2022 29:40

    We continue our conversation with Alex Mirabal on the Coach and Coordinator Podcast. In over 30 years of coaching, the focus has remained the same for Coach Mirabal - to impact others and be the best teacher that he can be. Today he shares his insight on what it means to be a teacher and a coach and his approach to the game. Today the focus is on mindset, leadership of a coach, networiking, practice planning, drill design and rationale, Coach Mirabal's Course on the Wide Zone & Gallop Technique:…s-offense/14233374 COOL Clinic Speakers Playlist:

    Coaching Is Teaching - Part 1 With Alex Mirabal, Offensive Line Coach, Miami

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 13, 2022 27:13

    Alex Mirabal is our guest today on the Coach and Coordinator Podcast. He is in his first year at Miami having served in the sam position at Oregon in 2021. A life long friend and high school team of Mario Cristobal, Coach Mirabla got his start at their alma mater Christopher Columbus High School in Miami where he coached for 16 years before moving to the college level at FIU as the Tight Ends Coach. He then moved on to Marshall before going to Oregon. In over 30 years of coaching, the focus has remained the same for Coach Mirabal - to impact others and be the best teacher that he can be. Today he shares his insight on what it means to be a teacher and a coach and his approach to the game. Coach Mirabal's Course on the Wide Zone & Gallop Technique: COOL Clinic Speakers Playlist:

    Jeff Howard, DB Coach/Pass Game Coordinator, Cleveland Browns - Part 2 Defending Intent

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 12, 2022 26:40

    Today we share part 2 of our conversation with Jeff Howard DB Coach and Pass Game Coordinator for the Cleveland Browns. In part 1 we talked about his climb from hs to college to the nfl and the learning and networking that made it possible. We dove into his mindset as a coach teaching and his practice and game day routines. In part 2 we talk about defending intent, his view on drills and what he wants to accomplish, player feedback, coaching versus criticism, and coordinating the back end of the defense. We start with talking about an idea he brought up in part 1 - defensing intent. Shownotes: -What does defending intent mean -What drills are valued most -Coaching “instincts” -Working with players to learn more and help them -Harrison Smith -Designing plans and giving the answers -Coaching the mental process -Player feedback to create buy-in -Coaching cues and buzzwords -Communication to trigger processes -Giving feedback to players - building trust daily -Defining coaching vs. criticism -Coordinating the back end -Setting a foundation them adjusting off of it -How does one adjustment affect everyone else? -How much is too much -Being empathetic to how much can be processed -The what ifs - have awareness of what can cause issues -The winning edge - play fast, physical, together Related - Browns Coaches/Former Coaches Bill Callahan & Scott Peters from the COOL Clinic Scott Peters Part 1: Scott Peters Part 2: Joe Thomas & Bob Wylie Part 1: Joe Thomas & Bob Wylie Part 2: Series with retired NFL Coach Charlie Coiner and Current Browns Assistant Zach Dunn: Bob Wylie - What do you tell them when the ball is dead: Bob Wylie - Chemistry, Mindset and Communication: The COOL Clinic Past and Present: COOL Clinic Channel on CoachTube:

    Jeff Howard, DB/Pass Game Coordinator, Cleveland Browns - Part 1 - The Path To The NFL As A Coach

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 11, 2022 33:20

    Today we talk with Cleveland Browns Defensive Backs Coach and Pass Game Coordinator Jeff Howard. After finishing his playing career at Eastern New Mexico University, Howard bypassed plans to go to medical school and chose instead to enter the coaching ranks. He began his coaching career as a volunteer assistant at the storied Odessa Permian High School (Friday Night Lights). After working his way to becoming a defensive coordinator there, he went on to an off field position and later an onfield for Texas Tech then took advantage of an opportunity with the Minnesota Vikings. He continues to climb the coaching ranks and has a bright future in the NFL. In part 1 of 2 he shares what enabled him to move along this path as well as his mindset and approach to coaching. Shownotes: -His start in coaching -Learning the game/being mentored -Networking and climbing the ranks -Be intentional -Spend an hour each day -Be a curious thinker -Learn all parts of the game -Learn the other side of the ball -Defending intent -Networking to move from HS to college to the NFL -Taking the long way -Add more value rather than titles -Mindset and approach to coaching -Serving, teaching, team -Developing player mindset and identity -Leading and getting players to lead -Emotional intelligence and empathy -Teaching in the meeting room = don't be a dictator -Teaching from the players perspective -Stay ahead of the play -Indispensible for doing the job at amnestying elite level -Chuck Knoll quote -Daily routine as a coach to set up a successful practice -Game day routine -Game day playlist

    The Path From Volunteer To Head Coach - Matt Myers, Head Coach, Kansas Wesleyan

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 8, 2022 28:51

    Matt Myers, Head Coach of Kansas Wesleyan joings the show to discuss his path, the systems that set KWU up for success and his plan for the future of the program. Related: Matt Drinkall Play list (6 episodes): Travis Johansen: From Intern to Head Coach - Mickey Mental:

    Connecting Specialists To Special Teams Scheme - Matt Moran, Specialist Coach/ST Consultant

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 5, 2022 38:47

    Matt Moran, who spent 7 seasons (2015-2022) coaching special teams. During those 7 seasons, Stanford ranked #1 in the nation in Special Teams, according to Sports Source Analytics. He was mentored by one of the best special teams coaches in PAC-12 history, Pete Alamar, a veteran of 35+ seasons. Coach Moran is a 2015 Rose Bowl & PAC-12 Champion, and went to 4 bowl games at Stanford. He attended Stanford's Master of Liberal Arts master's program after earning a philosophy degree from Bowdoin College in 2010. Moran came to Stanford from Rutgers, where he was defensive quality control assistant with the defensive backs during the spring of 2015. Prior to his stop with the Scarlet Knights, he served on staff at Albright College (Pa.) as running backs coach and assistant special teams coordinator for the 2013 and 2014 seasons, leading Albright to a postseason bowl game in each season. Albright blocked nine kicks in 2014. Moran currently runs Spec Ops, a coaching and consulting company which he founded. Shownotes: -Why he got into special teams -Learning the game -The mindset of the coach -The mindset of the players -Leading and creating leaders -Running the special teams room -Establishing specialists as part of the team -Connecting the specialist skills and job with the scheme -Covering special situations -The winning edge Coach Moran's site: Coach & Coordinator Special Teams Playlist: Learn special teams:

    Happy 4th of July - An Excerpt from You Win With People by Woody Hayes

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 4, 2022 20:02

    Happy 4th. Enjoy this excerpt from Woody Hayes book "You win with People" written in 1973 but as relevant ever to the work we do as coaches.

    The Details of Coaching the OL In an Uptempo Offense - Glen Elarbee, OL Coach, Tennessee

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 27:19

    Developing A Quarterback - James Franklin, Head Coach, Penn State

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2022 16:13

    On today's episode from the PSFCA Virtual Clinic, Head Coach at Penn State shares how they approach developing the Nittany Lion Quarterbacks. Shownotes: Quotes and messages His background as a QB Coach QB job responsibility John Wooden What he looks for in a QB QB goals and objectives Vince Lombardi Training the quarterback Bill Gates Link to entire talk available on the PSFCA Channel on CoachTube: QB Coach Playlist: Learn about the CoachTube Ambassador Program:

    Simplifying RPO - Walt Bell, Offensive Coordinator, Indiana

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 21:07

    This episode is from the Indiana Football Coaches Association Clinic in which Walt Bell breaks down the RPO and simplifies its teaching. Prior to Indiana, Coach Bell served as the head coach at the University of Massachusetts for the last three seasons after five campaigns as an offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Arkansas State University (2014-15), the University of Maryland (2016-17), and Florida State University (2018). Bell brings 15 years of overall experience with additional stints at the University of North Carolina (2012-13), University of Southern Miss (2010-11), Oklahoma State University (2009), and the University of Memphis (2007-08). Shownotes: -Learning the Triple Option -Background in the Air Raid -Repetition -Learning to Count in the Box -Understanding “Strike Point” -Reading Level 2

    Effectively Teach The Game - Randy Bates, Defensive Coordinator, Pitt

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2022 24:46

    In this episode from Randy Bates presentation at Lauren's First and Goal, he discusses his defensive philosophy as well as how he wants the Panther defensive unit to be taught. He shares what he believes are important keys to teaching and developing players In the meeting room. Shownotes: -Be the best developmental staff -EAT on defense -Tackliing everyday -BIA on running to the ball -Turnovers -Suggestions for Coordinators -Empower your coaches -The turnover chain and basketball hoop -The “but” and the “and” - Bill Belichick -teaching philosophy -Teaching musts -Finding tendencies -keys weekly Get this entire clinic on CoachTube: Get Recon Sports to be more efficient and effective in your game planning and teaching: email: call: (317)324-8605

    Climate vs. Culture And How To Create Change - Mark Stoops, Head Coach, Kentucky

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2022 19:38

    Entering his 10th year as head coach, which makes him the longest tenured head coach in Kentucky football history, Mark Stoops continue to set the standard for the program. In January, the VRBO Citrus Bowl was a cool-record six consecutive bowl games and a fourth straight bowl win. The victory over Iowa was the 16th straight non-conference win which is the longest active streak in the country. In addition, Stoops has 59 wins in the Blue and White, needing only two more triumphs to surpass the school standard of 60 set by Paul “Bear” Bryant. Coach Stoops track record at Kentucky is evidence of his ability to build and maintain a strong football culture. He discusses that process in today's episode from the Alabama Football Coaches Association Clinic. Shownotes: Entire replay plus three of Alabama's top high school coaches and Virginia Tech Head Coach Brent Pry, Auburn HC Brian Harsin, Mississippi State HC Mike Leach and Alabama HC Nick Saban are available here. Code will give you 50% off: Related: Q&A with Nick Saban Establishing Culture - The Hunger Drills - Brent Pry, Head Coach, Virginia Tech

    The Most Important Components Of Offense - AJ Smith, OC, Tyler Junior College

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2022 16:37

    In this segment from the 2022 Angelo Clinic, Tyler Junior College Offensive Coordinator AJ Smith defines Air Raid and the most important components for the Air Raid or any offense. You can get the replay of the clinic where he goes through all of the throws a QB needs to make in the Air Raid at The Angelo Clinic is known for its strong line-up of championship coaches from HS, College and the NFL. AJ Smith has coached at the high school, college and pro levels learning directly from and working with some of the most knowledgeable offensive coaches in the like Hal Mumme, June Jones, and John Jenkins. Shownotes: -What is Air Raid not -Defining Air Raid -Pass to Run -Draws & screens -Hal Mumme "We aren't going to run the ball more. We are going to run the ball farther." -Most important component is you, the coordinator -Norm Chow and John David Booty -Vegas odds and how the QB factors in -Angelo Clinic and Wade Phillips - What is the toughest play to stop? -Elevating the QB -The Spring League and Jerry Glanville -Hal Mumme running plays to only one side -Be an original -QB success -Who should be the QB? -The "it" factor -Throwing the ball -QB has to do 5-6x more than anyone else -QB has to take on the OC personality on the field Related: Mike Leach at the National Air Raid Clinic Hal Mumme-Ari Raid Certified Hal Mumme - Father of the Air Raid Offense What happens when a proven system is taught with a cutting edge technology? Hal Mumme and AJ Smith XFL Coach AJ Smith on Innovation Doug Meacham - Air Raid and Offensive Evolution All in on Offense - Four Verticals with AJ Smith Eric Mele - Training Camp Series VAR Systems: Tempo Video: Learn the Air Raid from Hal Mumme:

    Getting Gritty - Mike Denbrock, Offensive Coordinator, LSU

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2022 18:40

    On todays' episode we share a segment from the Louisiana Football Coaches Association Clinic in which Mike Denbrock, Offensive Coordinator at LSU shares the them which they are building the Tiger's offense around "Getting Gritty." He breaks that down and shares what it means to their unit and why it is important. Shownotes: -Background with Coach Kelly -Theme to build around -Identity of the unit -"Gritty" -Uncommonly successful -Are you showing grit here? -What "grit" means to LSU -Resolve and conviction about what you are doing -Breaking down "Grit" -Grateful -Resiliency -Intensity -Together Check out our sponsor Sportscope and their leading technology for end zone cameras and sideline instant replay: Related: Mike Denbrock - Complimentary Football, Teaching the Why's, RPO Coach Denbrock on CoachTube: Louisiana Football Coaches Association on CoachTube:

    Be Your Own Futurist - The Game Continues To Change - Reflecting On Homer Smith's Thoughts

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 10, 2022 29:00

    On today's podcast I share the thoughts of Homer Smith from his manual "The History of Football Concepts." Homer Smith was a forward thinker on the game with a strong understanding of how the past affects the future. He envisioned much of what is happening in the game today over two decades ago. Homer Smith was the head coach at Davidson College, the University of Pacific, and the US Military Academy. He was offensive coordinator at UCLA, Alabama, Arizona and for the Kansas City Chiefs. He was a Broyles award winner in 1997. He held degrees from Princeton, Stanford School of Business, and Harvard Divinity School. Shownotes: -Study of the game 1940's-1990's -Important lessons for a coach -Looking ahead -Defensive coaches -Individual techniques -QB ability -Pass receiving ability -Ball-carrying ability -Versatility at skill positions -Faking -Two passers in the game -Training players in reacting -QB control at the LOS -Writing boards -Time to throw -A faster pace -Decision making -Use of computers -Pressure from the fans -Genuises? Check out our partner SportScope - End Zone cameras with Artificial Intelligence, Fast and Reliable Sideline Replay: Work Flow for Sideline Replay and Adjustments: Related: Coaching Technology and Analytics Playlist: America's First Virtual Coach: Episode with Mark Speckman: Merrill Hoge - Fan Controlled Football:

    How To Structure A Game Week - Wes Goodwin, Defensive Coordinator, Clemson

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 7, 2022 11:11

    Shownotes coming soon. This is a segment from the South Carolina Football Coaches Association Clinic. Get replays on

    Incorporating Shifts And Motion - Mark Carney, Offensive Coordinator, Charlotte

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 2, 2022 12:27

    On today's podcast we share a segment from Mark Carney's presentation at the 2nd Annual Lauren's First & Goal Clinic. In this segment Coach Carney shares his rationale behind using shifts and motions as well as how they teach and utilize them to be the most effective. -Influences -Defining shift -Why use a shift -Why have both motions and shifts -How motions help an offense Get the entire presentation with video which benefits Lauren's First & Goal Foundation: Related: Ken O'Keefe: Will Healy:

    Coordinating An Offense - Phil Longo, Offensive Coordinator, North Carolina

    Play Episode Listen Later May 31, 2022 18:21

    In this episode taken from the 2nd Annual Lauren's First & Goal Clinic, North Carolina offensive coordinator Phil Longo shares his philosophy which drives his work as an offensive coordinator. Shownotes: -Inspiration for this talk -Learning from mentors -Starting with a philosophy to drive the work you do -Self scout and simplification -Pushing the limits of simplification -His simple philosophy -Play fast -Play instinctively -Next play always -Depth chart -The standard is the standard -Play more people when they have attained the right to play -Equal reps in practice Link to this entire talk including practice and game video: Related:

    Knute Rockne On Offense

    Play Episode Listen Later May 27, 2022 25:52

    In 1925 Knute Rockne, then the head coach at Notre Dame published a book simply called "Coaching." On today's podcast, Keith shares "Chapter 4 - Offense." In this chapter what Knute Rockne writes about is still applicable and could be part of any coaching manual or playbook today. Shownotes: -Introduction -Football and Warfare -Versatility of Attack -Formations -Balanced vs Unbalanced -Shifting -Sequences -Huddling and Tempo -Hints on Offense Related: Woody Hayes Passing Game: Woody Hayes Five Yard Fence Rule for Better Run Fits Wisdom from Knute Rockne and Bear Bryant From Hall of Fame Coach Darrell Royal's Book - "The Simple Life In Coaching" Woody Hayes Insight into the Coaching Profession:

    Effectively Network To Advance Personally &Professionally - Alonzo Carter, RB Coach, San Jose State

    Play Episode Listen Later May 26, 2022 28:22

    Alonzo cart Alonzo Carter is the assistant head coach, running backs coach and recruiting coordinator at San Jose State. He was recognized by as the Mountain West Recruiter of the Year in 2019.

Coach Carter became a national figure in college football and the coaching profession in the spring of 2020 organizing his "West Coast ZOOM Calls." He desired to assist minority coaches with upward mobility in the coaching profession, the #BlackLivesMatter movement, and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on sports and society. 
In August, 2020, he was named to the National Coalition of Minority Football Coaches (NCMFC) executive committee. The organization's goal is to identify and groom coaches of color, and create a list of coaching candidates for upward mobility. On campus, he now serves as an advisor to the student-athlete groups, People of Change and #SJSpeaksUp.

Coach “Zo” came to the Spartans with after a period as highly successful local community college and high school football head coach and an unparalleled five years in the world of musical entertainment (he danced for MC Hammer's group. In 18 years of head coaching experience, his teams compiled a 129-69-3 win-loss record, won 11 league championships, three California Interscholastic Federation (C.I.F.) Oakland Section titles, and six post-season bowl games. He was named a league or conference coach of the year in seven of those seasons.
 Shownotes: Who is alonzo Carter Coaching journey What are you willing to sacrifice Learning working camps Should have spent more time learning OL What are you doing to develop yourself in the off season? How do you get to the college level? Do people know you at the local colleges? Importance of a practice schedule Friend vs HC Making the most out of the convention Spend your time wisely Networking pays off - examples Get the best coaching tools - game plan and teach your players better with @getreconsports. email for a demo - -(317)324-8605 - Get this entire presentation and the State Association MegaTicket: Related:

    Wide Zone Pendulum Strike & Pass Pro Strike System - Bill Callahan & Scott Peters, Cleveland Browns

    Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2022 22:20

    The Cleveland Browns offensive line has been one of the highest rated in the NFL ranked #3 and #4 in run blocking the past two seasons, but also registering the least amount of head impacts and concussions. This is a segment of the COOL Clinic with Bill Callahan and Scott Peters. Coach Callahan talks about their techniques for Wide Zone and Scott Peters gives an overview of the terminology they utilize to create a system for Sets, Strikes, and Counters in Pass Protection. Shownotes: Bill Callahan: Play with hands #3  the last two years in run; least amount of head impact/zero concussions Play Long and Win the first touch Buckboard technique of defensive lineman Post up blocker and trail blocker Footwork=brace -high leg- pop Advance the stagger Pendelum Strike Assess the location of the LB Peters OL Play is the most exciting martial art on the planet Numerical systems for sets and strikes in pass protection Pillar Scoop strike Camp strike/fit Snatch strike/fit Armpit strikes Chest Plate Clamp points System codes - sets, strikes, counters Replays of 2022 COOL Clinic: COOL Clinic Channel on CoachTube Related: Jon Gruden at the 2022 COOL Clinic: COOL Clinic Speaker Playlist Scott Peter's Tip of the Spear Football:

    How To Simplify Your Teaching By Grouping Schemes - Matt Luke, OL Coach, University Of Georgia

    Play Episode Listen Later May 23, 2022 16:46

    Matt Luke has checked a lot of boxes in his career from being the Head Coach at his alma mater, Ole Miss, to winning the 2021 FBS National Championship as the Offensive Line Coach of the Georgia Bulldogs. Coach Luke spoke at the 2022 COOL Clinic and illustrated how he groups his play schemes for install, learning, and communication. Shownotes: -Career and stepping away after a national championship -movement from huddle to uptempo -importance of language -inside zone -gap schemes -pin and pull -protection One advantage to having clear and concise ;language that has definitive meaning for your players is that it allows you to effectively and efficiently make adjustments as well as communicate with staff as the game is going. A tremendous tool for making adjustments on Friday nights is your instant replay system, but the effectiveness is very dependent on having great technology and that's where our partner of the Coach and Coordinator Podcast SportScope excels. When you go feature by feature and compare SportScope to the competition, it's a no-brainer. From the speed in which you can access video from the previous play to what it will cost you program, SportScope wins in all regards, SportScope gives you easy and predictive play tagging, picture in picture angle switching, smart features like sorting clips and play lockers for use of important clips at halftime, as well as giving you live in game opponent stats and tendencies Technology can certainly provide advantages on game day, but only if you can trust it and maximize its effectiveness. For an episode on how to exactly do that, listen to Douglas Rivers, 6x state champion at nationally ranked Dutch Fork HS and see how SportScope helps them win. Links are in the show notes and go to for more info. Episode with Douglas Rivers: Replays of 2022 COOL Clinic: COOL Clinic Channel on CoachTube Related: Jon Gruden at the 2022 COOL Clinic: COOL Clinic Speaker Playlist

    What I Look For When Hiring An OL Coach - Jon Gruden at the C.O.O.L. Clinic

    Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2022 19:00

    Today's episode is a segment from Jon Gruden's presentation at the C.O.O.L. Clinic "What I look fro when hiring an OL Coach." Coach Gruden shares his approach and what he looks for in this critical hire. Shownotes: -Using game film from the candidate -Quest for knowledge -Compatability -Work together to build a system -Hard work and loyalty -Develop players -Practice time Check out our partner: email for a demo - -(317)324-8605 - Register for the COOL Clinic: COOL Clinic Channel on CoachTube: Related:

    Coaching The OL, The Invisible Heroes - Marty Costello, Winnipeg Blue Bombers

    Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2022 23:58

    Costello Marty Costello enters his seventh year with the Winipeg Blue Bombers in 2022, and fifth as the team's offensive line coach. Coach Costello has won two Grey Cup Championships with the Blue Bombers offensive line, which remains the most-consistent and dominant unit in the Canadian Football League. Coach Costello first came to Winnipeg in 2016 to serve as assistant offensive line coach to Bob Wylie. Prior to joining Winnipeg, Costello spent two seasons at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point as run-game coordinator and offensive line coach Before UWSP, Costello coached at Valley City State. He started as co-offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach, and for his final three seasons, was promoted to offensive coordinator and offensive line coach. His team at Valley City State won three consecutive conference championships. Today's episode is segments from his COOL Clinic talk from 2021 and a preview of his talk for 2022. Shownotes: -The Invisible Heroes -Skill players -Coaching the OL -Add to the Toolbox -What do you want them to do -Win the block on the 1st two steps -Many of the same drills from small college days -Weekly process for preparation -Front 7 observations/move chart -Evaluating opponent defense on film -Mistakes can be covered up with effort -Communication is 80% of the game -Eliminate mental errors -Be technically sound -Grading - production matters most -The whistle tells you the finish -Unit chemistry and trust -Drill selection -Training priorities Register for the COOL Clinic: Link to Coach Costello's 2021 COOL Clinic Presentation on CoachTube: Get more out of your breakdowns for planning and player learning: Related Episodes: COOL Clinic Past & Present with Bob Wylie: Chemistry, Mindset and Communication: What I Learned about Pass Protection - Joe Thomas (Part 1 : Joe Thomas Part 2 What Do You Tell Them When the Ball is Dead: Coaching that Builds Relationships (Part 1): Coaching that Builds Relationships (Part 2): Practice Drills & Work Ethic - Dante Scarnecchia: Maximize the Meeting Room: Sound Teaching Progression to Develop Your Players: 3 NFL Coaches on Coaching the Basics: Scott Peters - Creating a Better, Safer Game - Part 1 Scott Peters - Creating a Better, Safer Game - Part 2

    "Build" - Tom Allen, Head Coach, Indiana From The IFCA Coaches Clinic

    Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2022 37:22

    Today's episode is from the 2022 Indiana Football Coaches Association Clinic with a keynote from Indiana Hoosiers Head Coach Tom Allen. Coach Allen shares what their focus has been to this point as well as how they will "Build" moving forward. To access this talk and all replays that are part of the state association megaticket go to The MegaTicket includes 9 clinics and hundreds of talks covering every topic. Shownotes: Tom Allen -Ear muffs and blinders 4 -Grit - perseverance and passion towards a long term goal -Pillars - accountability, toughness and love -Do things the right way -L.E.O. -Love is sacrifice and toughness -The bottom line - value of the player -How can I lead you if I don't know you? -“Build” - word for 2022 -Built to last -Coach Hepner -Players will buy into the leader before they buy into a vision -How do you build trust? -Vision -Invest in player -Capture the minds and hearts players -Objective: Build the best team -Leadership council -How do you lead? -Neutral mindset -Law of addition -Accountability for everything (3 levels) -Do things together -It's not easy but it's not complicated -How we want our players to be known on the team as a leader -2021 “Chase” -Take risks -Run to the roar -500 pound lions in your life -Live like it's the first day and last day in your life Our partners: Related:

    Aligning With Overall Philosophy Plus Simplicity On Offense - Brandon Streeter, OC, Clemson

    Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 15:09

    Now in his. second stint at Clemson and his first year as offensive coordinator, Brandon Streeter takes an approach to leading the offense by aligning with Dabo Swinney's overall culture and then using a simple offensive philosophy to create success on the field. Shownotes: -It starts with culture -Hire good people -Alignment with administration -Love our players -Take pride in developing our players -Stars don't matter -Watering the bamboo -Team and staff unity -Be organized -Accountability -Communication -Creating a positive environment -Base offensive philosophy - be simple -Base out of 11 personnel but have ability to transition to other groupings -Be balanced -Be a tempo no huddle offense -Misdirection and pro -Create big plays -Have fun and be creative -Get ball to playmakers Check out our sponsor SportScope and their cutting edge technology to help you make the best sideline and half-time adjustments. Go to Episode with 6x SC State Champion Dutch Fork HS and their workflow for in-game and halftime adjustments: State Association MegaTicket - hundreds of talks from 9 clinics in 2022: Complete talk of Coach Streeter on SCFCA CoachTube Channel:

    The COOL Clinic Past & Present With Bob Wylie

    Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 56:03

    On today's episode, Bob Wylie joins Keith to give his insight into coaching, discuss the coaches he's learned from at the COOL Clinic over the years, and give an overview of this year's line-up. Shownotes: -The most important part of coaching - more than Xs&Os -When you don't know -Yelling at the players -Advice from Paul brown -When a player doesn't get it -The best teachers to come through the COOL Clinic -Jim McNally's patience -Alex Gibbs doing the whole run game -Dan Radakovich's style of handling players -The consistency of Howard Mudd and his professor-like knowledge -Getting it form the chalkboard to the grass -The end result is what matters -What the best players have in common -The most innovative coaches at the COOL Clinic over the years -Howard Mudd -Paul Alexander -Jim McNally -Tunch Ilkin punch -Dan Radakovich and inside foot -Jerry Wampfler - replacing the kick step -High hand and low hand in pass protection -Jim Hannifan up kick -Be able to adjust with the players -Jon Gruden - What I look for when hiring an OL coach -Mike Waufle - body mechanics of defensive line play -Kyle Caskey - picking up exotic blitzes -List of guys who never got a sack against WIllie Anderson -Clinic line-up -What you don't tell them is just important as what you do -What you tell them when the ball is dead -Evolving as a coach

    Collision Index And COD Deficit - Dom Zanot, Performance Coach for Fast Twitch Athletes

    Play Episode Listen Later May 9, 2022 32:44

    Today's episode is sponsored by @GetReconSports On today's podcast Dom Zanot joins us to discuss measuring speed as a diagnostic. We discuss interesting numbers like Collision Index and Change of Direction Deficit as well as how to train athletes. Shownotes: -Using numbers to drive improvement -Tools for measuring -Measurements and what they mean -The explosive play -Measuring high speed and valuing it -Looking at splits and what they mean -Momentum beyond 40 yards -Where these numbers show up in the game -Speed as the diagnostic -Myth - you are born with a certain speed -Example: Power -Example: Breakdown in mechanics -Collision index & the physics of momentum -Finding the most effective player weight -Wearables for tracking -Change of Direction Deficit -Every test should be a diagnostic for future training and instruction -Training COD - deceleration -Implementing these ideas -Connecting with coach Twitter: @athwestchester Dan and Danny Davis - Analytics and Leadership: Related episodes: Feed the Cats - Get your team fast and explosive - Tony Holler Creating Apex Predators - Tony Holler Shawn Myszka - Movement Miyagi Playlist: Dr. Ken Clark - The Speed Doctor Checkout our partner Recon Sports:

    Woody Hayes Passing Game

    Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2022 32:20

    In 1958, Glen “Tiger” Ellison created the Run and Shoot offense to turn his community's football fortunes around and in the process he not only saved his job, but rallied the success into a position on Woody Hayes's Ohio State staff. At Middletown High School in Ohio, Ellison and the offense led the team to a 38-7 record and began a revolution. After winning with his Run and Shoot Offense, Tiger went on to become an assistant for Mr. “Three Yards and a Cloud of Dust” himself, Woody Hayes. Woody wrote the Foreword to Tiger'sbook, noting to Ellison, “You're the forward-passingest coach in the country, and they say I'm the most non-passingest coach that ever lived.” Woody was known for saying “When you throw a pass, three things can happen, and two of them are bad." Today, Keith shares a section of Woody Hayes' book Hotline to Victory. Woody's book shares a very detailed approach to the passing game and a philosophy that can be applied to any passing game today. Shownotes -Our Passing Game -What causes interceptions -Decoys (Peelers) Check out our parther: Dutch Fork HS Game Day Adjustment Workflow: Louisiana Football Coaches Association Clinic: Related: Woody Hayes 5 yard Fence Rule for Better Run Fits Woody Hayes - Insight into the Coaching Profession

    Analytics & Leadership -Dan Davis, Sr. Exec. aerospace industry & Danny Davis, Recon Sports

    Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2022 37:05

    On today's podcast we talk about data analytics and how they are about leadership. Our guests share a process for looking at analytics, why they matter and a great new tool for coaches. -Dan's background -Danny's Background -West Point and Analytics -Leadership is decision making -Recognizing Patterns -OODA Loop -Overwhelming an opponent -Process to gather information -Being a great follower to become a great leader -Delegating and having a system for film breakdown -Assigning a limited set of data to each coach -Paint a picture to gain a common ground of understanding -Winning the 1-2% in a game of inches -What patterns do I/we have? -Example of training pilots -A tool for breakdown, planning, and learning -Making the best play call possible for every situation -Previous play -It ain't about the X's &O's; it's about the Jimmy's and Joe's -Giving players a better understanding of what you want to accomplish -A system that automatically generates other data points for analysis and understanding -Using technology to save time and create a better work flow and creativity -Contacts -(317)324-8605 - -On, Brave Old Army Team

    Buying Into The Dip - Thomas Hammock, Head Coach, Northern Illinois University

    Play Episode Listen Later May 4, 2022 26:12

    This is part of Head Coach at Northern Illinois Thomas Hammock's presentation at the Illinois High School Football Coaches Association Virtual Clinic. In it he talks about how football and the stock market have similarities and that when there is a dip in the market it is time to invest in the process. He shares NIU's unique approach which helped them go from 0-6 to 9-5 and a MAC Championship with the 2nd youngest team in the country. Shownotes: -What is the Dip? -2 choices - portal or high school -Investing in players and culture -Getting over the hump -Best til proven otherwise -Invest in relationships -Got younger before we got better -Why the portal is cyclical -Building with high school players we can develop -Place high value on evaluation -Being the youngest -Find kids who fit -Not into the star recruiting -Too much supply in the recruiting process -Philosophy on walk-ons -Academics - the guys doing it right in the classroom normally can help on the field -The weight room -Making gains during the season -Developing young guys -Complementary football -Game management meetings -Situational football -Analytics Related: Thomas Hammock on the Home Team Series State Association MegaTicket IHSFCA page on CoachTube:

    Game Day Coordination Of An Offense - Andy Sowder, OC, Kent State University

    Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2022 16:26

    Game day coordination of an Offense - Andy Sowder, OC, Kent State University Today's episode is a segment from Andy Sowder's presentation at the 2nd Annual Lauren's First & Goal Clinic. Andy Sowder, Kent State University's Offensive Coordinator, arrived at Kent State after serving as the offensive coordinator at San Jose State and as an offensive quality control coach at the University of Texas. He shares his thoughts on the important game day functions of handling the coordination of an offense. Shownotes: -Resources for Situational football -Pre game checklist -Press Box Mechanics -Communications -Charting -Situational chart Check out our partner: for your sideline replay and end zone camera needs. Related: Andy Sowder - Screens, Red Zone and Goal Line Planning Michael Lombardi - Grid Iron Genius Q&A with Michael Lombardi, Former NFL Coach/GM, Author Of Gridiron Genius Game Planning Master Class on CoachTube: More Game Planning Resources:

    First Impressions And Building Culture - Will Healy, Head Coach, Charlotte

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2022 18:55

    Will Healy is the Head Coach at Charlotte. He is an Eddie Robinson Award winner as the 2017 National FCS Coach of the Year, In 2018, he came to the 49ers from Austin Peay, where he spent three years infusing energy and enthusiasm into that program while engineering one of the greatest turnarounds in college football history. Healy led Charlotte to its own historic season. In first first season, Charlotte (7-6; 5-3 in C-USA) set school records for most wins (7), most Conference USA wins (5) and most home wins (5) while advancing to the school's first bowl game. Charlotte won a school-record five straight games to end the regular-season and earn a bid to the Makers Wanted Bahamas Bowl. Along the way, Healy unveiled “Club Lit”, a post-game dance celebration in the 49ers locker room that brought national attention to the program. In this segment from the South Carolina Football Coaches Association Clinic, Coach Healy talks about how he gets buy-in and makes a great first impression with handshakes, P.E.E.P, family and the experience in his program. Shownotes: Hire people who won't let you fail Go to work with people you like Is this person the right one for your program Do I want to hang out with you How did he get them to come here First meeting at Austin Peay - handshake Make a great first impression 3 hands per class Most accessible program in the country P.E.E.P. - Passion, Energy, Enthusiasm, Positivity Family Don't be afraid to coach What is the experience for a coach and a player on our campus? Related: Replays from the South Carolina Clinic + State Association MegaTicket:

    The #210 And The Triangle Of Toughness - Jeff Traylor, Head Coach, UTSA

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 26, 2022 8:04

    Traylor Jeff Traylorr just completed his second season. At the University of Texas - San Antonio. He has had an immediate and positive impact on the program and the community in a short period of time.   He's turned the program around by instilling his 210 Triangle of Toughness culture which he talks about in this segment from the 2nd Annual Lauren's First and Goal Clinic. The Gilmer, Texas, native took over a team that won a combined seven games in the two seasons prior to his arrival and has led the Roadrunners to a 19-7 record in his first two , the best two-year span by any UTSA coach.   UUTSA enjoyed a record-setting campaign in 2021. The Roadrunners won their first 11 games, were nationally ranked (as high as No. 15) for the first time in school history and captured the program's first league title by winning the Conference USA Championship with a 49-41 victory over WKU on Dec. 3. UTSA capped the season with its second straight and third overall bowl appearance against San Diego State in the Tropical Smoothie Café Frisco Bowl.   Traylor has been honored for his success as the 2021 C-USA Coach of the Year, the AFCA FBS Regional Coach of the Year for Region 4 and a finalist for the Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year Award, AFCA National Coach of the Year and George Munger College Coach Of the Year Award. A member of the Paul “Bear” Bryant Awards Coach of the Year watch list, he was chosen as the 2021 San Antonio Express-News Sportsman of the Year. Shownotes: Start at UTSA The first meeting He chose the program, the players didn't choose him The #210 Brand Triangle of toughness What is a brand Image and identity must align Matt Rhule - 2, 1 and 0 jersey numbers Pete Carroll - Holding himself accountable Physical Run the ball to win; Throw the ball to score Committed to play the best players on teams Related: Coach Traylor - The Heartbeat of a Coaching Staff 6x State Champion Dutch Fork on Sideline Adjustments: Check out our partner - for industry leading technology for end zone video and sideline replay: Get all of the replays from Lauren's First & Goal at

    Coaching In The NFL Vs. Coaching In College - Dave Shula, WR Coach, Dartmouth

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 21, 2022 37:47

    On today's episode, we share a presentation from the 2nd Annual Lauren's First and Goal Virtual Clinic where Dave Shula, receivers coach for Dartmouth College shares his insight in having coached in both the NFL and college football. Coach Shula was the head coach of the Cincinnati Bengals, and also coached with the Dallas Cowboys and Miami Doplhins before leaving to pursue a business venture with Shula's Steak House. He is the son of legendary NFL coach Don Shula. His son Chris is the defensive pass game coordinator and defensive backs coach for the Super Bowl Champion Los Angeles Rams. Shownotes: -Background & family -Recruiting vs. drafting -People -Involvement -Schedule -The game: hashmarks, passing game rules and match-ups -Overlying principles of successful coaching

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