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Feed the Cats -Develop Team Speed

For many of us, it is the offseason.  It is a time of development for us as coaches and especially for our players. When I go back through my 30 years of coaching the one physical component I know there never is enough of is SPEED! Having spent 30 years coaching, I can admit that…

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Clinic Season kicks off – can’t miss speakers

Tomorrow the clinic season begins with the Illinois High School Football Coaches Association Virtual Clinic and they have put together a tremendous line-up with over 130 speakers! There’s something for every coach on your staff.  Let’s start with the headliners: Northwestern Head Coach Pat Fitzgerald shares “The Wildcat Way.” He has them to the top…

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Black Friday/Cyber Monday Deals for Football Coaches

Black Friday Deals Portal – 96 Deals For Football Coaches I’ve been searching the web and these are some of the best deals out there from and for football coaches. 2 Truths about Coaches, we love saving $, and getting any edge we can. Hope this helps! Please reply back and other deals and I…

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Coach and Coordinator Match-up

It’s been an honor and privilege to speak with so many great coaches around the country at every level and share their knowledge and insight on coaching this great game. As our network of coaches expands, inevitably, we will see these coaches face-off against each other on the field, and that’s exactly what we have…

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All-22 Tuesday – The Double Wing and Diamond Formations to Create Misdirection

All-22 Tuesday is a collaboration between First Down Playbook and the Coach and Coordinator Podcast. Coach and Coordinator host Keith Grabowski and First Down Playbook Founder Charlie Coiner review plays from the past weekend. Joining Coiner and Grabowski is Dan Hatman from the Scouting Academy to focus on the personnel aspects of a play. To…

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