This week’s USA Football post shares a philosophy that I have based my coaching upon. I share some thoughts on how to put that philosophy into action.
I have been working with some great coaches to put together interactive coaching manuals that blend text, diagrams, animations and videos. While I would have liked to release those earlier, there are great concepts in each manual that are worth learning now.
Dan Gonzalez shares his knowledge in Developing an Offensive System – Part 1: The Need for Change. I’ve shared my thoughts on his navigation tags. It’s a cutting edge tool that can be adapted to improve any offense right now.
Bill Renner is an authority on kicking and punting. He has created a manual on each topic. His manual, Core Drills for Developing Football Kicking Skills is available now. He does a great job in teaching you exactly what to do to develop a kicker. He also released a book on protecting the QB from spread formations. The video and teaching are outstanding. Again, he is able to share his knowledge in a clear and concise way. This protection has only allowed an average of 1.1 sacks per game over the last decade. Check out Pass Protections from No TE Formations.
Rob Zeitman has developed one of the most potent rushing attacks in NCAA Division II football. His teams averages 317 yards per game on the ground. He shares his base running game concepts, the inside veer and the midline from the short pistol or what he likes to call “The Show Gun” offense. The Show Gun Offense: Inside Veer is available now.
The first book in this dynamic format is my book titled 101+ Pro Style Pistol Offense Plays. I have released this by chapter as well as creating a version of the play action chapter for the iPhone. My second book provides a template for setting up the structure of your offense to turn it into a system rather than a collection of plays. It’s the first of a 4-part series. Get The Zone Offense: Create a Structured System for your iPad or Mac.
I am excited to share our ever growing library. Other “coming soon” titles are just a glimpse of what we will be offering. Check out the entire website: https://coachesedgetechnologies.com
On USA Football:
Before I became a head coach, I started to organize my thoughts and beliefs to develop my own coaching philosophy. Rather than recreate the wheel, I used my research and adapted the beliefs of great coaches that meshed with mine. One of the philosophies I included in my coaches manual was something that Joe Paterno wrote. I review and update my coaches manual every year, even though I am not a head coach at the moment. Here is my coaching philosophy as well as my notes interjected in italics on exactly what a coach should do to help himself succeed in his job…read more.