Be empowered not acquired

Coaches – 

If you have done a good job, inevitably you will be contacted by someone with an odd title like “author acquisitions.”  You may be sweet talked.  You may be promised a vacation across the country to shoot a video. At the end of the day though, what will they put in your pocket?

We  are not looking to acquire your your intellectual property.  We would like to partner with you to find innovative ways to share your knowledge and make this great game better. In the process we would like to help you earn  meaningful compensation for doing it.

At Coaches Edge we value of the ideas that you have researched and developed over the years. We want to empower you to share your knowledge with the coaching community by developing you as an author, presenter, and consultant while being fairly compensated. 

We have prepared our company to lead the way. We are looking for the best coaches with the best content, and we are ready to offer a truly cutting edge platform for coaches who are ready to learn the game like never before. 

We have some huge announcements coming soon from Coaches Edge Technologies.  Our mission is to create the most detailed coaching information on the market and reward the coaches who do it.  If you are interested in joining our team, please contact me at 440-856-9038 or grabkj@gmail.com


Opposing ideas in these articles: Best rated helmet ever vs. lose the hard shell helmet

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Former NFL player Dhani Jones is in favor of removing the helmet for safety.

In the article Jones said,

“We need to take the hard-shell helmets off. We could replace them with throwback leather helmets, which everyone understands provide limited protection. But we need to eliminate the idea that I’m in a cage, you’re in a cage, and we can go at each other because we’re indestructible.”

At the same time, Schutt has introduced the best tested helmet in history.

Pete Carroll has come up with a tackling system that many are embracing.

Pete Carroll’s “Heads Out” Tackling – A Must See For Coaches

National Champion Buckeyes embraced Pete Carroll’s “Hawk Tackle” techniques in 2014, and it paid huge dividends

Chris Ash OSU Co-Defensive Coordinator:

“We changed our tackling philosophy, partly because Pete Carroll’s video inspired us to go back and really evaluate ourselves,” Ash told reporters this past week. “When we did evaluate ourselves, we found out that what we were coaching wasn’t showing up on film.”

“I’m so glad that I did watch that video when I did, and we went through as a staff and did that self-evaluation when we did, because I feel today that after 18 years of coaching, I taught something that actually shows up on tape and is safer for the players.”

“It eliminated some injuries,” said Ash. “But it also was a lot more effective. And I can tell you honestly right now, as a coach, I could go show you our film and what we teach, what we coach, what we drill and guess what? It shows up on film,” Ash said. “Not once, not twice, not by luck but by design. Our players have bought into it and that alone, in my opinion, led to us having a lot of success, especially late in the season.”

Pete Carroll Teaches Heads Up Tackling the Seattle Seahawks’ Way

“It gave the answer,” said John Madden, co-chair of the NFL Player Safety Advisory Panel. “We take the head out and you put the shoulder and the arms and the techniques and the drills in.”

Erik Swartz leads innovative research to reduce head injuries in football.
“Our primary goal is to reduce head and neck injuries in football,” says Swartz, a professor in the athletic training option of the kinesiology department. “It sounds simple, but if there isn’t contact to the head, there won’t be a head injury.”
Coaches Edge Technologies

Tax Day Sale 4/15 thru Friday $19.99 (50% off!) on selected titles

Author Series $19.99 (50% off) until Saturday at Midnight

Loaded with Content, Hours of Video

The Author Series presents volumes of work by our coaches. This is where you will get very detailed information designed to allow you to master the material and utilize it within your own system.  Our coaches back hours of video, hundreds of diagrams, interactive presentations, diagrams, and of course text into each manual.  If there is an idea you want to implement, these manuals give you what you need

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Explosive Offense:  Manufacturing Vertical Shots iPad  More Info

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Quick Rhythm Option Routes iPad   More Info

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101+ Read Game Plays    iPad   More Info 

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Targeted Attack:  Using Tempo As a Weapon  iPad   More Info

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RPO (Run Pass Option)  iPad   More Info

The Blue Print   iPad   Google Play   More Info

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The Need for Change  iPad   IPhone  Google Play   More Info

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Core Drills For Developing Football Kicking Skill  iPad   More Info

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The Zone Offense:  Create a Structured System  iPad   More Info 

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101+ Pro Style Pistol Offense Plays  iPad   More Info

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Pass Protection from No TE Formations  iPad

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Get it here

AVAILABLE NOW:

The Power Read is not a new concept.  It has become a staple in offenses that utilize and athletic quarterback to stress the defense in multiple ways.  The Power Read gives a play that stretches a defense horizontally and puts a defender in conflict with a decision by the quarterback to pull or keep.

It would seem that this play could be utilized by any team running power because the blocking scheme is already installed.  This Quick Hitter Manual points out the pitfalls in that thinking by making distinctions between the traditional power concept and the power read concept.

Through trial and error as well as extensive film study, Coach Grabowski has identified key coaching points in making the play successful as well as the different scenarios for which an offense must prepare.

A chapter on a simple yet effective play action concept adds to this highly effective package.

INTRODUCING THE COACHES EDGE F.A.S.T. MANUAL SERIES:  

FOCUSED ATTACK STRATEGIES & TACTICS

At Coaches Edge Technologies, we are revolutionizing the coaching education market by producing information on a cutting edge platform. We do not want our innovation to stop there.  In today’s information age, being able to find answers and ideas and then incorporate those into an existing system is of paramount importance. In order to aid coaches in finding detailed and relevant information, we continue to create a distinguished product line.  We continue to produce our author series manuals.  This type of product has been the standard in coaching education for many years, but our new, state-of-the-art, digitally enhanced format provides a more thorough, easy-to-understand analysis of how systems, concepts, and new ideas can be successfully incorporated.  The Coaches Edge Author Series Manuals provide an unrivaled amount of content for a coach to study. At Coaches Edge we realize that coaches need a different way to find, consume and interact with information.  Coaches must be able to get detailed answers that cut to the core of what makes the answers successful.  Therefore, we created two product lines that enable a coach to tailor his research.  The F.A.S.T. Manual and the Quick Hitterprovide a new and more relevant way for coaches to interact with coaching info. The F.A.S.T. (Focused Attack Strategies and Tactics) Manual Series goes beyond teaching the concept to presenting the application of strategies and tactics.  Understanding a concept is one thing.  Being able to experience a coach’s though process in using his system is another.  This type of information is not only useful in off season research, it provides a coach an easily consumed piece for week to week research and review of tactics that his team may need to use during the season. For example, if it’s a certain formation against a certain defense, or a specific blitz scheme against a pass protection, our library can provide the answers. The Quick Hitter Series provides the coach with ideas on a single focused topic.  This might be a certain route, run concept, defensive pressure, special teams scheme, or in-game procedure or tempo. Though the amount of content presented is equivalent to a chapter from an author series manual, the depth and detail remain. Coaches Edge is committed to utilizing innovative ways to provide coaches the interaction they need to assimilate ideas into their coaching. F.A.S.T. Manual: 15 Personnel Power Package “15” meaning 5 TE (and h-back type), 1 running back (the wildcat) are utilized to create an effective short yardage and goal line package as well as a nice open field change-up. The coaches thought process in analyzing strengths and weaknesses, planning for adjustments and creating opportunities is shared in text and video.  Application of the plan is illustrated with multi-angle game footage and voice over analysis and telestration.  All raw cut-ups are included for the readers own review and study.

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Quick Hitters:  Information on one specific topic. $5.99

The Quick Hitter allows a coach to find information on a very narrow topic.  The coaches sharing this topic still provide great detail.  The Quick Hitters will be valuable tools for a coach looking for specific ideas.  This type of information is useful both the off season as well as during the season.  As we build our library, we will incorporate a cutting edge search tool allowing a coach to get the exact resource he needs to solve a problem or improve a certain aspect of his own system.  The Quick Hitter gives you the critical information you need right now.

Marrying Stick and Zone Bubble (an RPO) iPad   iPhone  Google Play  more info

Something to Hang Your Hat on Inside Zone  iPad  more info

101+ Pro Style Pistol Offense Plays:  Play Action iPad iPhone More Info

101+ Pro Style Pistol Offense Plays: Pin & Pull Sweep iPad More Info

The Zone Offense-Define the System and Build the Foundation  iPad more info

The Zone Offense-Develop the Fundamentals  iPad more info

The Zone Offense-Structure a Starting Point and Develop Coaching Methods  iPad more info


Do you have a desire to share your football knowledge with other coaches?  Do you want to help our great game while earning a supplemental income?  Contact Keith Grabowski for more information. grabkj@gmail.com. (440)856-9038

“On Demand Consulting” with Coach Grabowski

Keith Grabowski “On Demand” Consulting

Unlike a clinic that is created for a general audience, the information shared in our “on demand” consulting system will be specific to what you are doing.  The process includes creating an objective for the consultation, sharing information about your program, and a customized presentation and materials for your program.

Below is a list of topics for on demand consulting.  I will be utilizing a cutting edge platform to present and interact with you and your staff. You can have your staff together in one place, or they can all work remotely during our interaction.  We want this to be an efficient process that works best for you and your staff.

Each topic can be tailored to fit your program.  I will provide customized materials (diagrams, concept sheets, cut-ups, etc) for you to implement the ideas in your program.  This is not a webinar format, while there is a presentation phase to each topic, we will work together to customize these ideas to fit into your program.

If you are interested in this or any topic, please contact me at coachesedgetechnologies@gmail.com  or call or text (440) 856-9038 and we can arrange for a private clinic, consultation, or in-depth analysis of any phase of your offense or program. Special pricing for consulting packages on multiple topics is available.

Run Game

Creating a multiple concept with inside zone scheme

Creating a multiple concept with the Power scheme

Creating a multiple concept with the Counter scheme

Creating a multiple concept with the Pin and Pull Sweep

Quarterback Run Concepts including Power Read

Utilizing Motion Sweeps to Enhance your current running game

Passing Game

Attack with a multiple quick passing game

Implementing the Four Vertical Concept in any offense

Implementing a horizontal spacing concept in any offense

Utilizing Tags within your concepts to attack multiple coverages

How to Create Multiple Pass Concepts

Procedures

Utilizing Tempo as a Weapon

Packaging

Implementing Run Pass Options

Creating and Practicing a Third Down Package

Creating and Practicing a Red Zone Package

Manufacturing Big Plays with Down Field Passing and and “Trick” Plays

Position

Preparing  and Evaluating Your #1 quarterback and back-ups

Utilizing the big skill positions (Tight ends, H-Backs, Fullbacks)

Maximizing and Utilizing the skills your receivers at each position (inside, outside, singled up)

Creating Running Backs with Great Vision and Footwork

Keeping it Simple for Offensive Line Success (build your offense around your interior 5)

Packaging and strategies for a “wildcat quarterback”

System Analysis

Offensive Quality Control – Determining What Works and What Needs Work

Analysis of Your Current Offense

Setting up your system for evolving personnel and scheme needs

Implementing  all your clinic research and ideas into your offense

Strategy

Putting Together and Practicing  Game Plan

Planning and Practicing Goal Line Offense

Organizing a practicing special teams

Creating Look-a-like packages to exploit defensive reaction

Utilizing the read game to attack across the entire front and exploiting the voids behind

Tying your Runs to your passes

Attacking ____ Defensive Strategies (you name the defense, coverage, or stunt)

How to Add Wrinkles Over the Course of the Season

Utilizing Personnel, Formations, and Motions to Create a Multiple Attack

Program Development

Implementing Flipped Coaching in Your Program to Maximize Coaching Time

Strategic Planning for your Football Program (a year-round and long term plan for the success of your program)

Analysis of your program and a strategic plan

Program Analysis and Plans

Train the Brain – Lessons From the Masters: The Blue Angels

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Football has really moved from a game that was 3 yards and a cloud of dust mentality to a thinking man’s game. In order to prepare our players to be problem solvers on the move, we need to find ways to train the brain as well as get the the information that really helps them on the field.  Coach Floyd’s post that follows really emphasizes the importance of being mentally prepared.  In his article about the Blue Angels he said, “Mental visualization helps them perform precision maneuvers that at times put their wingtips within eighteen inches from each other while flying at 700 miles per hour.” We need to be able to prepare our players to perform in a much less dangerous environment, but nonetheless, they must be prepared mentally to perform optimally.

The scouting report and game plan gives our player the information they need.  Football is data driven. We can give our players reports and information in a number of ways, but what do we really need to do to cut through all of the superfluous information to the things that make them successful? Just Play Solutions has created a coaching tool that allows 1 to 1 interaction, presentation of the critical information, and testing of that information. Information is presented in a way that is relevant to the player through the mode the player wants to receive it (smart phone, tablet, or computer – his choice). http://justplaysolutions.com

Football is a series of patterns of movements. Each position sees a limited amount of those patterns. It becomes crucial that they are prepared to see and recognize those so they can play fast. If you do not have plans to implement Virtual or Augmented Reality into your player development plan, you might get left behind. This is an area that will have a big impact on how we prepare our players for the game while removing the risk of injury through full contact repetitions; we will still use those, but even in an uptempo practice we are limited in what is available. This is the way to get all players the repetitions they need to play fast. If you haven’t checked out EON Sports VR, you need to do that soon! http://eonsportsvr.com

How do you coach on the field. Has your uptempo culture forced you to coach off film? You are missing opportunities to improve performance when and where it is needed – on the field. GoRout does an amazing job with this in their See-Do-Review process and their wearable technology. With their system, each player has a small monitor (military grade, about the size of a smart phone) on their belt. This allows them to review their next assignment if needed, perform the rep, and then get video feedback on their display after the play. http://www.gorout.com

At Coaches Edge Technologies we have created a great initial library full of very detailed content. Check it out here and be prepared for some exciting enhancements to what we already do very soon.

If you talk with Just Play, Eon Sports VR, or GoRout, let them know Coach Grabowski sent you.

“On Demand Consulting” with Coach Grabowski

My digitally enhanced book Coaching HD will be available soon.  This book will show  how today’s technology helps improve the player-coach relationship, enhances efficiency and effectiveness, and can dramatically improve the chances for success.  Included are specific strategies and models for implementing all the great technology tools that re available to us today.

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We have a big old schoolhouse chalkboard on the wall right by our door. Whenever I get an inspiration for a post, I scribble the idea on the board… if the idea hits me away from home, it gets entered on my phone and transferred to the chalkboard when I get home.

chalkboardI like the chalkboard… it is very tactile and very visual… plus it is fun to draw up plays and defenses “old school” style when fellow coaches visit!

The other day I was looking at the board… it really is unavoidable since it just about smacks you in the face when you enter our home… plus I can see it from where I normally sit and type these posts.

I noticed there was a common thread running through about 3 or 4 of the ideas that had made it to “The Board”… the commonality was what…

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Coaches Edge Quick Hitter: Distort the Defense with Power Read

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Get it here

AVAILABLE NOW:

The Power Read is not a new concept.  It has become a staple in offenses that utilize and athletic quarterback to stress the defense in multiple ways.  The Power Read gives a play that stretches a defense horizontally and puts a defender in conflict with a decision by the quarterback to pull or keep.

It would seem that this play could be utilized by any team running power because the blocking scheme is already installed.  This Quick Hitter Manual points out the pitfalls in that thinking by making distinctions between the traditional power concept and the power read concept.

Through trial and error as well as extensive film study, Coach Grabowski has identified key coaching points in making the play successful as well as the different scenarios for which an offense must prepare.

A chapter on a simple yet effective play action concept adds to this highly effective package.

INTRODUCING THE COACHES EDGE F.A.S.T. MANUAL SERIES:  

FOCUSED ATTACK STRATEGIES & TACTICS

At Coaches Edge Technologies, we are revolutionizing the coaching education market by producing information on a cutting edge platform. We do not want our innovation to stop there.  In today’s information age, being able to find answers and ideas and then incorporate those into an existing system is of paramount importance. In order to aid coaches in finding detailed and relevant information, we continue to create a distinguished product line.  We continue to produce our author series manuals.  This type of product has been the standard in coaching education for many years, but our new, state-of-the-art, digitally enhanced format provides a more thorough, easy-to-understand analysis of how systems, concepts, and new ideas can be successfully incorporated.  The Coaches Edge Author Series Manuals provide an unrivaled amount of content for a coach to study. At Coaches Edge we realize that coaches need a different way to find, consume and interact with information.  Coaches must be able to get detailed answers that cut to the core of what makes the answers successful.  Therefore, we created two product lines that enable a coach to tailor his research.  The F.A.S.T. Manual and the Quick Hitterprovide a new and more relevant way for coaches to interact with coaching info. The F.A.S.T. (Focused Attack Strategies and Tactics) Manual Series goes beyond teaching the concept to presenting the application of strategies and tactics.  Understanding a concept is one thing.  Being able to experience a coach’s though process in using his system is another.  This type of information is not only useful in off season research, it provides a coach an easily consumed piece for week to week research and review of tactics that his team may need to use during the season. For example, if it’s a certain formation against a certain defense, or a specific blitz scheme against a pass protection, our library can provide the answers. The Quick Hitter Series provides the coach with ideas on a single focused topic.  This might be a certain route, run concept, defensive pressure, special teams scheme, or in-game procedure or tempo. Though the amount of content presented is equivalent to a chapter from an author series manual, the depth and detail remain. Coaches Edge is committed to utilizing innovative ways to provide coaches the interaction they need to assimilate ideas into their coaching. F.A.S.T. Manual: 15 Personnel Power Package “15” meaning 5 TE (and h-back type), 1 running back (the wildcat) are utilized to create an effective short yardage and goal line package as well as a nice open field change-up. The coaches thought process in analyzing strengths and weaknesses, planning for adjustments and creating opportunities is shared in text and video.  Application of the plan is illustrated with multi-angle game footage and voice over analysis and telestration.  All raw cut-ups are included for the readers own review and study.

Formaz cover Screen Shot 2015-02-27 at 9.03.51 AM

Quick Hitters:  Information on one specific topic. $5.99

The Quick Hitter allows a coach to find information on a very narrow topic.  The coaches sharing this topic still provide great detail.  The Quick Hitters will be valuable tools for a coach looking for specific ideas.  This type of information is useful both the off season as well as during the season.  As we build our library, we will incorporate a cutting edge search tool allowing a coach to get the exact resource he needs to solve a problem or improve a certain aspect of his own system.  The Quick Hitter gives you the critical information you need right now.

Marrying Stick and Zone Bubble (an RPO) iPad   iPhone  Google Play  more info

Something to Hang Your Hat on Inside Zone  iPad  more info

101+ Pro Style Pistol Offense Plays:  Play Action iPad iPhone More Info

101+ Pro Style Pistol Offense Plays: Pin & Pull Sweep iPad More Info

The Zone Offense-Define the System and Build the Foundation  iPad more info

The Zone Offense-Develop the Fundamentals  iPad more info

The Zone Offense-Structure a Starting Point and Develop Coaching Methods  iPad more info


Author Series 

The Author Series presents volumes of work by our coaches. This is where you will get very detailed information designed to allow you to master the material and utilize it within your own system.  Our coaches back hours of video, hundreds of diagrams, interactive presentations, diagrams, and of course text into each manual.  If there is an idea you want to implement, these manuals give you what you need

Herring Snippet Covers.001

Explosive Offense:  Manufacturing Vertical Shots iPad  More Info

RPO logo.001

Quick Rhythm Option Routes iPad   More Info

Screen Shot 2015-01-08 at 6.33.43 AM

101+ Read Game Plays    iPad   More Info 

Screen Shot 2015-01-20 at 3.55.53 PM

Targeted Attack:  Using Tempo As a Weapon  iPad   More Info

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RPO (Run Pass Option)  iPad   More Info

The Blue Print   iPad   Google Play   More Info

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The Need for Change  iPad   IPhone  Google Play   More Info

Renner Kicking Cover

Core Drills For Developing Football Kicking Skill  iPad   More Info

zone offese

The Zone Offense:  Create a Structured System  iPad   More Info 

20130902-222825.jpg

101+ Pro Style Pistol Offense Plays  iPad   More Info

Screen Shot 2015-02-28 at 6.37.52 AM

Pass Protection from No TE Formations  iPad

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More Info

Get it here for iPad/Mac

Do you have a desire to share your football knowledge with other coaches?  Do you want to help our great game while earning a supplemental income?  Contact Keith Grabowski for more information. grabkj@gmail.com. (440)856-9038

Available: Wide Receiver Skills and Drills in an Uptempo System

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Tyler Dorton has coached 3 all-state players and 7 all-conference players in 4 years.  He’s worked hard on learning his craft and assembling a series of drills that allow him to accomplish much in a small period of individual time allotted to him in practice.  Dorton presents over 80 minutes worth of drills detailing not just what, but also the “why” behind the drills.  This is an outstanding manual for any receivers coach looking to refine his players skills and teach them to be effective on game day.