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No Sweat Thursday and Fast Friday

The Practice Format made popular by Chip Kelly No Sweat Thursday and Fast Friday Practice Format By Keith Grabowski Made popular by UCLA Head Coach Chip Kelly, No Sweat Thursdays and Fast Fridays are being used more and more by college teams as well as high school teams looking to optimize their players game day…

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3 Tips on Installing Procedures and Running an Uptempo Offense

The procedures which you operate with must be installed early on in camp if you want being able to play fast as part of your offensive attack.  The consensus of coaches when talking to them is that it is much easier to slow players down as the coach than to try to get them to…

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Protect the Team

By Keith Grabowski I had a unique opportunity in the summer of 2019 to head to California and be a part of the QB Collective.  It’s a camp run by NFL coaches for the top high school QB’s in the country. The coaches give the quarterbacks a glimpse into how they do things, from the…

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Avoid a Quarterback Controversy – An Objective System for Grading Your Quarterbacks

The quarterback is the most visible position on the field. Choosing the right starter is critical. This article outlines a specific system for choosing a starter and avoiding a QB controversy.

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Position Coach Playlists

We have had so many incredible coaches on the podcast over the past five years that it’s sometimes difficult to find the podcast you are looking for. We organized those into playlists so you can find the episode or if you are new to the podcast, listen to those that are focused on a certain…

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Adjustment Series Week 3 – Red Zone

Hopefully your team is finding success in the Red Zone. It can make a huge difference in any game. The red zone requires some thoughts and adjustments on both sides of the ball. For the offense, vertical space is decreasing and causes them to adjust their route concepts. They look for formations and routes that…

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Adjustment Series Week 1 -Add Stressors

On Monday’s each week throughout the season, after a weekend of watching football, I will discuss adjustments on offense, defense, and special teams as well as discussion of adding wrinkles.  We will also discuss how these changes can be implemented in practice. A few seasons ago I was talking with a coach on my podcast…

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Control the Game – Work with Officials

As coaches we work so hard to be sure we have taken care of every detail. It is critical for the success of our team. However, too many times I’ve seen a sideline that is in chaos with players and coaches yelling at officials. This is something that we need to eliminate in order to…

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The Race for Growth – Sean Payton, Head Coach, New Orleans Saints

From the Louisiana Football Coaches Association Clinic moderated by Keith Grabowski. New Orleans Saints Head Coach Sean Payton tells a story about a time when he was at Miami of Ohio and went to spend time at the Pittsburgh Steelers learning about the running game.  While he was there Dick LeBeau shared a zone pressure…

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Creating Roles For More Players – Justin Hamilton, Defensive Coordinator, Virginia Tech

Today’s Quickcast is form a clinic talk which Keith moderated at Lauren’s First and Goal Clinic. Virginia Tech defensive coordinator Justin Hamilton talks about a changing landscape of college football and how coaches must adapt or die. To do this, he sees that it’s necessary to rethink how players fit within a system and find…

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