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Building Unity In Your Coaching Staff

We are constantly preaching to our players about TEAM and that your program is a family.  This is very true for your coaching staff as well and you need to build camaraderie within your coaching staff.  I am going to list some of the things that I do with my coaching staff and all of

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Jet/Fly handoff in front or behind the QB?

When I first sat down with our coaches & players in the spring of 2010 to decide whether we were going to run Wing T out of shotgun or pistol, we decided to run our Jet/Fly motion (Liz or Rip in my terminology) for the following reasons: Make it look like Buck Sweep (26 G.O.)

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Is your digital playbook “collecting dust?”

The post below was written by my coaching buddy, Keith Grabowski.  He is a D-3 college offensive coordinator and writes the best football blogs in the country at http://thecoachesedge.com/blog.  You should also follow him on Twitter @CoachKGrabowski. The post below is from 2 years ago.  I felt it was appropriate to post again because as

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OUTSIDE LINEBACKER PLAY IN 4-2-5

In my defense the outside linebackers are critical…just as important as the safeties in the 4-3.  The small difference is this:  In the 3-4, they are asked to come up & play on the LOS vs TE sets.  They can be overmatched in this scenario.  In the 4-man front defenses they can be slightly smaller since

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Off Season Strength and Conditioning

15,484 high schools played 11, 9, 8, or 6-man tackle football in 2014.  Over 1.1 million boys and 1,698 girls participated, more than double the next closest sport, basketball.  All participation numbers are available on the National Federation of High Schools website.  Maxpreps lists a total of 438 champions in all 50 states, most of

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Wing T at 4th grade level

Coach Stewart, I want to thank you for making the Youth Pistol Wing T series of DVDs. They are awesome and have helped me a ton.  I also want to thank you for offering your email for coaches to reach out to you, as well as offering the free .pdfs and powerpoints to go along

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TB in pistol or offset in Shotgun?

Here is an email that I replied to: On 2015-11-06 05:07, Kevin Schelb wrote: Coach Stewart, This past year our QB was one of our most dynamic players and we really made some efforts to feature him running the ball by getting into the gun. We ran we QB Belly, QB Down, QB Bucksweep, and a QB Counter

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How Much Live Contact in Practice?

LIVE CONTACT IN PRACTICE: California has passed a few new rules:  No school equipment can be issued in the summer.  First week of August is “acclimation” period where we go 2 days in helmets only and 3 days in pads but can only hit bags.  After this acclimation period (which I always did this on my

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Pistol Wing T Short Yardage

We have two short yardage packages, TUBBY and THUMPER.  However, Belly 47-G (belly sweep) is by far our best play on the goal line.   Tubby We put both tackles and our TE on one side of the fomation and our X at the opposite tackle (sometimes we sub in our 2nd string TE).  There

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Some Ideas to Balance Coaching and Family

Any dedicated coach struggles with balancing the demands of coaching with family responsibilities.  Running a football program with 150-250 players and 10-20 adult coaches is a full-time job, especially when you add on managing a booster club and connecting with youth teams.  Even the off season requires giving up Saturdays and evenings, which is time

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So You Want to Run No Huddle?

When I spoke a the National Wing T Clinic in Pittsburg in 2011, I ran across a coaching staff from Greensboro, North Carolina who was running fast No Huddle tempo using the Wing T.  The thing that stuck with me on the plane ride home was that they added 10-15 snaps to their offense every

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Teaching Power Clean

Another great site on strength and conditioning.  http://www.strengthcoach.com.  I always go to this site when I have questions about the weight room.  This article is posted on their website, I have summarized and paraphrased it to make it shorter to read. Click here If you need a turn key Strength & Conditioning Program for high

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