In this Lauren’s First and Goal Clinic segment, Jim Chapin shares Eastern Washington’s cultural foundation of collective identity and systematic group behavior. He then delves into pass game organization while sharing the basics of EWU’s stop light progression.
Jim Chapin is the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Eastern Washington. At EWU, the coaching staff places a significant emphasis on cultivating a culture that fosters growth, resilience, and a collective mindset among their players. The quarterback position is seen as a leadership role that requires not only skill and talent but also a deep understanding of the team’s culture and values.
No matter what position you coach, the model Coach Chapin provides can be applied to building your unit and position culture.
Follow Jim Chapin on Twitter/X @CoachChapin.
>Introduction and Background
>The Importance of Culture
>Individual Expectations and Team Culture
>The Impact of Culture on Team Performance
>Coaching Philosophy and Player Buy-In
>Coach’s Role in Player Development
>Key Principles for Coaches
>Problem Solving and Constructive Conflict
>Efficiency and Intentionality in Coaching
>Professionalism and Collective Success