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Undefeated…… Mindset

Posted: April 18, 2019 at 4:45 am   /   Uncategorized

Undefeated is the greatest achievement in a season. It means your record was without error, and you achieved perfection. Each season this is every teams goal. We have seen it several times in college football, and only once in the NFL. Fans can argue recruiting, schedule, conference, and many other variables, but in the end […]

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Effective Coaching with Steve Rutledge

Posted: March 19, 2019 at 2:12 am   /   Uncategorized

This website has afforded me to meet coaches from around the globe. In the business of coaching we learn from our peers, and hearing about other programs is what I really enjoy the most. The relationships we forge are what makes us think deeper and hone our craft. That being said,  I received an inquiry […]

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MaxOne: Secrets from a Championship Program

Posted: January 24, 2019 at 10:14 am   /   Uncategorized

  Secrets from a Championship Program Chippewa Valley High School, Division 1 State Champs in Michigan, Shares Their Secret to success What makes a Championship program?   Great coaching, an accountability culture, driven athletes, and high school athlete’s mobile phones. Wait, what?   Yup, that’s what Terry Wilson, Assistant Football Coach and Strength Coach for […]

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The Run and Shoot

Posted: December 11, 2018 at 8:22 pm   /   Uncategorized

This offense has been a topic of conversation for a long time now. I grew up watching nearly every offense in the NFL run this system. The numbers were staggering and quarterbacks we launching deep bombs down the field to trio’s of receivers. It was fun football, and I grew to love watching Sunday games […]

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Off-Season Tools: Hiring a Digital Director of Football Operations (DFO)

Posted: December 4, 2018 at 7:49 am   /   Uncategorized

Being around and talking with hundreds of coaches every year, it’s easy to get a sense what we want and need. The common denominator in my experience: coaches want more time. Consider for a moment what you could do to improve your program or impact your athletes if you had more time to plan, strategize, […]

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Emotional and Mental Health as a Football Coach

Posted: November 26, 2018 at 5:15 pm   /   Uncategorized

Have you ever been exhausted with the feeling of whew? It seems that you are stressed out, need a break from the normal day to day? The thought crosses your mind how buried you are, and you are in need of time? A former business owner I worked for once told me to guard and […]

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After All, It Is Just a Game (and it really is)

Posted: August 30, 2018 at 6:37 pm   /   Uncategorized

The faithful coaches are readily awaiting the start of the new season. The hot, humid August days lead up to the grass being illuminated for the 7 o’clock kickoff. New goals, names, and opponents are staring at us daily, and the grind is in full press. The grass is mowed, field painted,  and pads in […]

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Mission Statement: Step Away From the Field

Posted: May 29, 2018 at 6:21 pm   /   Uncategorized

Why did I create this blog? If you have read any of my articles, then you know that I have talked extensively about football. I have covered topics from a scientific sense, a coaching background, and installation/breakdown. I have never explained why I do this website until now. I remember as a young coach sitting at […]

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How to know your Opponent: The Secret to Game Planning

Posted: May 20, 2018 at 4:55 pm   /   Uncategorized

HUDL has been a game changer in the world of high school football. Anyone who can remember going and trading VHS or DVD early on a Saturday morning knows exactly what I mean. The default reports that we all can use, are miles ahead of entering the info into a spreadsheet and running queries. We […]

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Does Your Offense have the Runs?

Posted: May 7, 2018 at 8:44 am   /   Uncategorized

Where does offensive football go from here? For the past decade we have seen some amazing offensive schemes come across our television sets. The talk of the decade has been tempo, and # of plays, and placing second the schemes and position drills. Coaches get anxious about changes that need to be made, and automatically […]

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