Steve Mahoney, head coach at Fort Atkinson (Wis.) High School, utilizes the 44-45 Dive as a bread-and-butter play designed to create a foundation for the running game. He helps his team get back to basics by re-teaching the 44-45 Dive early in camp. In this video, Mahoney demonstrates the install of the Blackhawks’ 44-45 Dive.
The technology which allows professional football broadcasts to take their commentary and analysis to a whole new level could be helping coaches do the same with ChyronHego’s new Coach Paint, a powerful and user-friendly video tool specifically designed for coaches.
Teaching Wide Receiver Stance – These days, wide receivers also serve as running backs, quarterbacks and perimeter blockers, all while playing their central role as receiver. Utilizing great technique, wide receivers can dictate what a defense can and cannot do on any given play.
At Oberlin College, we have aimed to be at the forefront in our use of technology. One tool that has proved effective for us is our game planning system. It takes what we learned from resources – like Bill Walsh’s book Finding the Winning Edge and Brian Billick’s Developing an Offensive Game Plan, as well as numerous articles, clinic talks and sharing with other coaches – and turned it into a process for decision-making as well as automation of all of the scripting and typing of call sheets and wristbands. In all, it saved us 8-12 hours per week on each side of the ball.
By looking inside the recovery data gathered by Polar technology, coaches can prevent injuries before they occur.
Functional training differs from sport-specific training by focusing on the application of functional strength to a sport skill – such as the coordination of various muscle systems – not necessarily the sport skill itself.
Jason Dierking, assistant director for sports performance at the University of Louisville, explains how training load numbers help strength coaches and sport coaches keep student-athletes fit throughout the long season without overtraining them.
Virtual reality and simulation rooms are being adopted at every level. Utilizing this technology allows a coach to increase a player’s intelligence on the field. Being able to see a repetition of a play or a simulation of a scenario on a play allows the player many more training opportunities in a safer environment.
Keith Grabowski, offensive coordinator for Oberlin College, explains how he uses software and hardware combinations to train a student-athlete’s most valuable weapon: his brain.
Spring football can be a good time to introduce new preventative measures. The novelty of new programming can be a relative distraction in the fall, but that is less of a concern during spring practice.
In today’s high-tech world, digital playbook solutions make security possible while sharing in-depth content with players using multimedia and interactive formats.
Coaches play a direct role in preventing heat illness before it occurs. Know the facts before summer workouts begin.