With lessons learned from legendary coaching mentors and guided by a perspective forged through life-altering personal tragedy, Bob Burt has served the game as a top high school and college coach for more than 50 years.
Before Stanford University head coach David Shaw first started coaching at Western Washington, he received some terrific advice from his father that he holds dear to this day.
Chris Shaw from KICKNATION and Kevin Oliver, graduate assistant at Texas Tech University, have shared with AFCA Weekly the five keys to making sure your fake field goal attempt has its best chance of success.
Here’s our salute to the hard-working, never-say-die high school football player. Only you know what it takes to be the best you can be. And only you can deliver it.
Ott Hurrle is head coach of Scecina Memorial (Ind.) High School and winner of the American Football Coaches Foundation (AFCF) 2014 Power Of Influence Award. Here, Coach Hurrle answers a question about the importance of doing things the right way as a coach.
Balancing football coaching and family life can be a daunting task at best. However, there are ways for coaches to create a football family that not only involves everyone, but helps players, assistants and family members grow in a positive manner.
Whether you run Shotgun Wing-T, Air Raid or Wishbone, your offense needs a brand. If you don’t have one, you’re missing an opportunity to help raise your offense to another level!
The start of a new season is an exciting time for coaches and athletes alike. However, this initial burst of enthusiasm and commitment inevitably will soon be tested as athletes cope with training and competition demands while also trying to balance other life responsibilities. Over a long season, even the most disciplined competitor will be tempted to stray off course and sometimes make poor decisions or behave inappropriately.
Football, more than any other sport, is about developing players that are bigger, faster and stronger each and every year. This incessant drive can make players more prone to overuse injuries than they might otherwise be.
Blocking is a base fundamental that you must learn in order to play the game of football. Games are won and lost on blocking and tackling. You can’t truly love the game without appreciating a great block. Great wide receivers are more proud of the touchdown-springing blocks they make than the acrobatic catches.
The coaches who are most effective at developing athletes and building winning programs are environmental engineers; they construct their programs around a few common guiding principles: Core Values, Personal Mastery, and Disciplined Focus.
Long before you can unleash newfound tactical brilliance on your opponents, you need to take a step back and consider whether you can realistically add schematic elements without compromising the core mission of your football program.