Todd Drury, Josh Herring, and Deonte Gibson share strategies for effective game planning in the postseason. They address what opponents do best, planning for contingencies, and finding clues to help your position players.
As we turn our focus to the postseason, we start with one of its most critical aspects – game planning. Game planning in the postseason requires a meticulous and well-rounded approach. By staying focused on main objectives, being prepared for adjustments, and utilizing clues for what the opponent is about to do, coaches develop effective strategies to counter opponents’ strengths. The ability to adapt quickly and provide players with information ensures a team is well-prepared to face any challenges that arise during playoff games.
Coaches Featured in This Episode:
Todd Drury, Defensive Coordinator, Western Illinois
Josh Herring, QB Coach, Lassiter High School (GA)
Deonte Gibson, Defensive Line Coach, Youngstown State
>Stay Focused on the Main Thing
>Don’t Chase Unnecessary Rabbit Trails
>Defend Against the Opponent’s Strengths
>Stick to Established Practice Routines
>Prepare to Adapt When the Opponents Make Adjustments
>Utilize Analytics to Identify Tendencies and Weaknesses
>Watch Player Alignments and Movements
>Tailor Game Plans to Your Players’ Learning Preferences