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Game Planning and Clock Management

Game Planning and Clock Management

All good coaches put together a game plan for the upcoming opponent. Here are a few situations in which play calling and clock management directly relate to game planning.

If you are playing a team with an explosive offense, and your offense is not suited to a shoot-out, don’t run a lot of pass plays that will stop the clock and create a lot of two-and-outs. Instead, your game plan should include a healthy dose of runs, play-action passes, and high-percentage passes that will keep the ...

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Quarterback Challenges in Canadian Football

Quarterback Challenges in Canadian Football

Playing quarterback in Canadian football definitely has its challenges. With only 3 downs to make 10 yards, the quarterback really has to be a playmaker.

Another major challenge is the weather. When faced with wind and cold and poor playing surfaces, the quarterback must focus on time management and must also know his limitations. With only 20 seconds to get the ball into play, there is not a lot of room for error. Once a play is completed, the quarterback must quickly communicate with the ...

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Running-Game Structure in Modern Offenses

Running-Game Structure in Modern Offenses

The offensive system should have the flexibility to adapt and be complementary to the athletes’ skills. If you are able to recruit players, target and secure players to fit your system. If you’re in a situation that is not recruiting-based, such as high school, rep, or house league football, your system needs to be flexible enough to fit the skill level of your athletes. An effective and complementary running game should be able to attack a defense in a multitude of ways. It is no ...

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Tackling Knowledge Lacking

Tackling Knowledge Lacking

Every football coach knows that tackling is one of the most important fundamental skills in the sport, yet few coaches know how to properly teach tackling. In this section, I cover some of the main reasons teams struggle with tackling, along with my thoughts on each issue.

Coaches Assume Players Already Know How to Tackle

In minor or high school football, many players show up to tryouts who have never played the game before. Whether you’re coaching minor or professional football, ...

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