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The Football Coaching Podcast with Joe Daniel

Coach Joe Daniel from JoeDanielFootball.com helps you build a better football team at any level. Youth Football Coaches, Middle School Football Coaches, High School Football Coaches, College Football Coaches and Semi-Professional Football Coaches will get great ideas and discussion from The Football Coaching Podcast.
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Now displaying: June, 2016
Jun 29, 2016

It’s the Jimmy’s and Joe’s. Not the X’s and O’s.

You know that. You still spend a boat load of time on your scheme. After all, your kids are the one’s you’ve got. You gotta do something to fill your obsessive football junkie time.

Where you put those players is just as important as how good they are. That’s what this episode of The Football Coaching Podcast is all about.

There are 5 key factors to consider when you start putting your players into positions...

  1. Evaluate the talents and abilities of each player. Focus on where they are at right now. What they have done in the past is only a small piece.
  2. Look at your scheme. What do you need at each position?
  3. Study your opponents. The one’s you really need to beat to achieve your goals. Where do they attack your defense? Where can you crete mismatches on offense?
  4. Once you’ve placed those guys based on the first 3... where do you have extra depth? Where do you need more depth? Fix it.
  5. What does the player want? A lot of coaches ignore this. You should not.

Keep your schemes simple. Because you won’t get it perfect every year (or ever).

Injuries play a big role, too. You may need to move some guys around. It’s all about having the best 11 football players on the field!

If you need to perfect your defensive scheme, download my free eBook, The Defensive Installation Manual. It’s a 7 step process for choosing the right defense for your team.

Jun 22, 2016

You love football. You study it constantly. Always learning.

We have an abundance of knowledge at our fingertips. When is it too much?

To become a better football coach (fast!) you need to focus on what matters.

We’re talking Pareto Principle here. 80/20 rule.

20% of your stuff gives you 80% of the results.

20% of the plays in your playbook might get 80% of your yards. 80% of your points.

20% of the technique you’re teaching on how to block or tackle is producing 80% of the success.

Crazy stuff, right? Most of us are well aware of the 80/20 rule. But we don’t always apply it to coaching.

Your playbook gets bigger as the season goes on. As your career goes on.

The drill library expands. More drills. Better drills. Bigger drills. 

Is all that stuff producing results? Sure. But some of it... about 20%... is producing most of your results.

So here it is, Episode 163 of The Football Coaching Podcast. The secret. The holy grail.

How to become a better football coach, right now... in one simple step.

OK, I’m not an expert on this. It took me 4 steps. Listen to the podcast to hear me outline those 4 steps!

Jun 15, 2016
The finishing touches are on your playbook. Now you have to teach it to your players.
 
Having a plan for your Offensive or Defensive Install Schedule this football season is critical. The best plays don’t matter if they aren’t executed.
 
Execution relies on how well the coaches teach.
 
If your Install Schedule is well thought out, the offense or defense gets taught in a logical pattern. It makes sense to the players.
 
That gives them confidence that you know what you’re doing. They play faster. They win more games.
 
Start by deciding on your foundation. What matters to your football playbook more than anything else?
 
Then build the offense or defense. Build it the way you would want a game to
work.
 
Some coaches want one play installed and run perfectly before they move on to
the next play. Others want to get the entire offense or defense in first. Then perfect it.
 
There is no right way. Just have a plan that makes sense!
 
 
Other resources on Install Schedules:
Episode 98 - Offensive Installation Guide
Episode 120 - How To Create Your Install Schedule
 
 
Also check out my Defensive Installation Manual for a step by step
process to putting your Defensive Playbook together.
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