I have just ben appointed as Varsity Head Coach with literally the weekend before our first practice. Our previous Coach was let go. What do I need to do besides hire my staff, obtain paperwork, and contact parents. I want to make sure that I don't leave anything out. (Oh, yeah, X's and O's are not a concern because I am going to use the same system that we have been using)
Post by Coach Campbell on Jan 14, 2019 0:31:18 GMT
You don’t win football games by just showing up! No matter what level of talent your team has you have to put together a game plan. It’s the responsibility of the entire coaching staff to know what your players can and can’t do. Knowing that you must also be able to analyze your opponent’s key players to know their offensive and defensive tendencies.
Coaches and players must know their opponents. Whether by scouting your opponent or by reviewing and evaluating game film with an application such as HUDL which allows you to review and break down game film is key to developing a game plan. It’s the responsibility of position coaches to get their players ready to compete on game day. The coaching staff must work together to create a game plan that will create answers to the tendencies of the opposing team.
Developing a game plan typically begins on Saturday with coaches reviewing film and scouting reports on the upcoming opponent. An effective game plan must take into consideration your own team’s strength and exposing your opponent’s weaknesses.
Sunday the coaching staff reviews the game film with the team. They will try to determine the most likely opposing personnel and begin work on formations and plays that will be effective both offensively and defensively. Practice call sheets can be set up based on down and distances to be practiced by scout teams during the week.
Monday you really get into implementing the details of your game plan.
Tuesday you continue implementing the previous plays, plus you start focusing on special situations such as third and long and goal line plays.
Wednesday coaches review the entire game plan with their players both in meetings and on the practice field.
Thursday is primarily a walk-through with special emphasis on Special Team assignments
Friday is game day putting your well thought out game plan into action and hopefully victory!
Post by Coach Campbell on Jan 14, 2019 1:22:57 GMT
Jake Brown Here is basically how I would breakdown coaches' weekend responsibilities.
• Report Time 7:00 am- Watch Friday night’s game. While watching the game it will be expected to take notes on play, this includes corrections that need to be made and things that were done well. Each respective staff will pick 20 plays in which to show the players as a team. This would mean 20 offensive, 20 defensive, and only 10 special teams. This will allow for film session to move a better pace, keep athletes engaged and allow us to make coaching corrections and praise. As individual coaches we can each send more specific notes on film using Hudl.
• 8:15- Be in the weight room. It is our responsibility to support the strength coach and be present and encouraging in the weight room.
• 9:00 Breakfast – Interact with players, parents. Be a presence and have a good time.
• 9:45 – Film session whole team. Have players sit be their coach so as to limit the need for yelling across players. Make sure you are engaged and coaching each play. Keep joking to a zero and focus on getting better.
• 10:45 – Report to field for conditioning. Push players to work out muscles, get in and get out.
• 11:00 – Dismiss Players
• 11:15 – Begin opponent breakdown- We will watch one or two games together as a staff. We will then go over preliminary ideas on what needs to be done this week.
• 1:30- Coaches dismissed- We will have a rotating schedule as to who will need to go out to a pop warner game or two in order to recruit and make sure we are attracting the best athletes to our program. The Offensive line coach will be responsible for charting Defensive Fronts and Blitzes, Defensive Line Coach charting Run Plays, DB coaches chart pass plays, QB coach chart coverages. Coordinators oversee.
• 10:00 am- Coaches report time. We will begin game planning for the week. Reports on breakdowns of opponent. Discuss their key plays, blitzes and how to attack them. We will come up with the blocking adjustments, put together a scouting report and prepare it to be given out to players either in paper or via technology on Hudl.
• We will discuss and vote on players of the week, pick two captains for the week.