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Options for the Vertical Threat in the 8 (Corner Concept)

Posted: March 13, 2020 at 8:18 am   /   Uncategorized

The 8 Concept in the Air Raid is one of the best Red Zone plays in the book. It can be ran by either the H or Y receiver. It is in someways the “cousin” of 618 (H/Y stick), and a staple play for those that commit to the offense. Inside our Open Grass 6 […]

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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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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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So You Want to be Called “Coach”

Posted: March 18, 2018 at 7:47 pm   /   Uncategorized

There are some great coaches in the game today. I do not define this by titles and wins, but player development. In the high school realm, we are the front door for some on their long journey to college and maybe professional status. How do we really coach? What does this enlist? How do we […]

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The Purest Source of Competitive Advantage

Posted: March 10, 2014 at 10:59 pm   /   Uncategorized

I know that clinic season is upon us, and many coaches are pounding the roads searching for inspiring ideas to implement this off season. We coach in a sport that has finally reached the level of novelty idealogy as the rest of the business world. As we look around there are as many “self-help” books/technology […]

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Tempo, Balance, Number of Plays, and any other aspect we spend too much time talking about.

Posted: March 10, 2014 at 8:57 pm   /   Uncategorized

Previously posted for http://www.footballxos.com/tempo-balance-number-plays-aspect-spend-much-time-talking/ Offense is a topic of many sub-categories. Tempo, Balance, and number of plays are all very interesting topics. Search the internet and social media and you will see any subject that peeks your interest. I have to say I have taken quite a break from trolling social media  this off season. While I […]

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Coaching Points That I Hope Can Help, and The Golden Rule

Posted: March 10, 2014 at 3:17 pm   /   Uncategorized

I started this blog for a few reasons. It forced me to put my philosophy out there, and I wanted a place for coaches to be able to come, to maybe find something they could use or thought provoking. I was tired of young coaches with families and limited budgets, having to decide whether to […]

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SPEED: Why It Is Irreplaceable, and You Better Have Some

Posted: March 10, 2014 at 3:15 pm   /   Uncategorized

The NFL combine 40 yard dash has always been the hot topic. Seeing the best athletes in the world run at blazing speeds has a certain wow factor. But what is speed to the game of football? Coaches will talk about sprinter speed vs. football speed, and debate the ability of both. Defense is reaction […]

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Coaching: The Sacrifice

Posted: March 10, 2014 at 3:13 pm   /   Uncategorized

This is without a doubt the most heart felt post I have ever made. I am not sure I could have written this post even a year ago. Anyone who has met me knows I love the game of football, and it is a large part of my life. In the past year my family […]

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