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  • This Clinic Series episode is a segment from a 2015 COOL Clinic presentation with Bill Callahan, now the Offensive Line Coach for the Tennessee Titans.
    Coach Callahan shares his knowledge and expertise, discussing the impact of different offensive schemes and highlighting the importance of adapting to evolving trends in the game. He shares how he divides up run game preparation as well as the role of the assistant in bringing the head coach’s vision to life.

    Show Notes:

    Mentors and Coaching Staff

    Offensive Coordinator's Role

    Organizing the Running Game

    Consulting with Coach McNally

    Continuous Learning and Coaching Techniques

    Importance of Fulfilling the Head Coach's Vision

    Head Coach's Philosophy on Running the Ball

    Focus on Rush Attempts and Completions

    Importance of Rushing the Ball for Success

    Winning Edge


    Related Links:
    The 42nd Annual C.O.O.L. Clinic™
    Bill Callahan - The 6/7 Hole Zone Play
    Coach McNally’s OL Learning Lab

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    FirstDown PlayBook is a coaching tool and program management system with over 35,000 customizable plays, defenses, and special teams schemes. With tools such as video pairing, practice schedules, wristband creation, practice scripts, scouting reports, and a player app, FirstDown PlayBook helps save time and organize your program all in one place. Schedule a 15-minute Zoom meeting with former NFL coach Charlie Coiner or call  (512) 814-6158 to receive a one-week free trial. Or use the coupon code COACH24 to receive a $100 discount on a team membership.

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    Battle-tested, Modern Football’s platform provides real-time self-scout and opponent tendencies, while eliminating manual tagging into HUDL, DV Sport, and XOS. Trusted by teams at every level, see how top coaches leverage this platform for in-game decision making and play-calling success. To book a demo, visit www.teammofo.com/demo. Mention Coach and Coordinator Podcast or use the coupon code CC10 when signing up for a demo to receive 10% off your first year.

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  • In this inspiring episode of Kileleni: To the Summit presented by Global Football, we look at coaching excellence and leadership with Jeff Thorne, the national champion head coach of the North Central College Cardinals.
    Joined by guest host Patrick Steenberge, founder of Global Football, Coach Thorne shares his insights on effective communication, building a strong team culture, and the power of dreaming big while trusting in God's plan.
    Discover the key takeaways from Coach Thorne's coaching philosophy and how it has led to success both on and off the field.

    Show Notes:

    Jeff Thorne's Background and Mentors

    Overcoming Adversities in Early Life

    Dealing with Challenges as a Coach's Son

    Seeking Approval and Significance

    Transition to Playing for Eastern Illinois

    Winning Edge


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    FirstDown PlayBook is a coaching tool and program management system with over 35,000 customizable plays, defenses, and special teams schemes. With tools such as video pairing, practice schedules, wristband creation, practice scripts, scouting reports, and a player app, FirstDown PlayBook helps save time and organize your program all in one place. Schedule a 15-minute Zoom meeting with former NFL coach Charlie Coiner or call  (512) 814-6158 to receive a one-week free trial. Or use the coupon code COACH24 to receive a $100 discount on a team membership.

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  • Welcome to this special episode, presented by Lauren’s First and Goal Foundation, featuring the Head Coach of the Washington Commanders Dan Quinn. In this discussion, Coach Quinn shares his wisdom on leadership, coaching philosophy, and team development.
    The video version of this conversation is available on CoachTube for free. The entire Lauren’s First and Goal library of almost 500 courses is also available on CoachTube. These courses are designed to help you develop professionally in all areas of the game. Remember that proceeds go to supporting pediatric brain tumor research and cancer services.

    Show Notes:

    Coach Quinn's Leadership Style

    Challenges in Creating Team Leadership

    Building Team Alignment

    Creating an Inclusive Team Environment

    Defining Important Team Behaviors

    Importance of Team Behaviors and Culture

    Learning from Adversity

    Advice for Coaches Starting Out

    Importance of Understanding Players' Strengths

    Advantage of Gaining Perspective as a Head Coach

    Focus on What Is Most Important as a Coach

    Making an Impact in Coaching

    Winning Edge


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    Learn More about FirstDown Playbook:
    FirstDown PlayBook is a coaching tool and program management system with over 35,000 customizable plays, defenses, and special teams schemes. With tools such as video pairing, practice schedules, wristband creation, practice scripts, scouting reports, and a player app, FirstDown PlayBook helps save time and organize your program all in one place. Schedule a 15-minute Zoom meeting with former NFL coach Charlie Coiner or call  (512) 814-6158 to receive a one-week free trial. Or use the coupon code COACH24 to receive a $100 discount on a team membership.

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  • In this segment from the 2023 COOL Clinic, Scott Fuchs, the assistant offensive line coach for the Tennessee Titans, discusses his preference for the short-set technique in pass blocking.
    Coach Fuchs emphasizes the importance of effort over technique, highlighting how maximum effort on each play is crucial for success on the football field. He explains the concept of task versus result, focusing on the importance of understanding and executing the task at hand rather than being reactive to the defense. Fuchs also touches on creating distortion for protection, simplifying pass-blocking techniques, and the significance of maintaining a wide base for effective pass-blocking.
    Fuchs also addresses the technique of angle sets, stressing the importance of turning shoulders to the defender and avoiding oversetting to prevent the defender from gaining an advantage. Additionally, he highlights the role of guards in handling stunts and games to disrupt the defense and maintain control in pass protection.

    Show Notes:

    The Importance of Effort Over Technique

    Reasons for Setting Short in Pass Blocking

    Simplifying Pass-Blocking Techniques

    Moving Towards the Defender to Block Effectively

    Importance of the First Meaningful Touch in Blocking

    Explanation of the Dish Concept in Offensive Line Play

    Setting Shorter for Guards and Centers

    Angle Sets and Stretching the Dish Concept

    Technique Tips for Effective Pass-Blocking

    Winning Edge


    Full Presentation from Coach Fuchs:
    Pass Blocking (Short Sets and Techniques)

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    Battle-tested, Modern Football’s platform provides real-time self-scout and opponent tendencies, while eliminating manual tagging into HUDL, DV Sport, and XOS. Trusted by teams at every level, see how top coaches leverage this platform for in-game decision making and play-calling success. To book a demo, visit www.teammofo.com/demo. Mention Coach and Coordinator Podcast or use the coupon code CC10 when signing up for a demo to receive 10% off your first year.

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  • Former college football coach and sports broadcaster Houston Nutt discusses his upbringing in Little Rock, highlighting influential mentors and stressing the significance of adversity, accountability, and resilience in sports and life.
    He shares anecdotes of coaching successful teams through teamwork and dedication, mentioning leadership qualities in players like Darren McFadden. The conversation provides valuable lessons for coaches, players, and individuals striving to overcome challenges and achieve their goals.

    Show Notes

    Building Team Unity

    Meeting Houston Nutt

    Overcoming Adversity

    Childhood Sign Language Experiences

    Recruiting Stories with Bear Bryant and Frank Broyles

    Impact of Parenting on Michael Jordan

    Overachieving Teams

    Coaching Accountability

    Leadership Lessons from Darren McFadden

    Embracing Adversity

    Winning Edge


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    FirstDown PlayBook is a coaching tool and program management system with over 35,000 customizable plays, defenses, and special teams schemes. With tools such as video pairing, practice schedules, wristband creation, practice scripts, scouting reports, and a player app, FirstDown PlayBook helps save time and organize your program all in one place. Schedule a 15-minute Zoom meeting with former NFL coach Charlie Coiner or call  (512) 814-6158 to receive a one-week free trial. Or use the coupon code COACH24 to receive a $100 discount on a team membership.

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    Battle-tested, Modern Football’s platform provides real-time self-scout and opponent tendencies, while eliminating manual tagging into HUDL, DV Sport, and XOS. Trusted by teams at every level, see how top coaches leverage this platform for in-game decision making and play-calling success. To book a demo, visit www.teammofo.com/demo. Mention Coach and Coordinator Podcast or use the coupon code CC10 when signing up for a demo to receive 10% off your first year.

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  • Tim Kight died peacefully this past Saturday, May 4th.

    Tim was Founder and Chairman of Focus 3, a firm whose mission is to help companies around the world align the power of leadership, culture, and behavior to achieve exceptional results. A dynamic communicator, Tim focused on the critical factors that distinguish great organizations from average organizations. He delivered a powerful message on the behavior skills that accelerate execution.

    Kight was a part of Urban Meyer's Ohio State staff, and the two went 83-9 during their time working together, including a national championship in 2014.

    His work with the Ohio State Football program has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Sports Illustrated, ESPN, and in the New York Times best-seller Above the Line.  He is the author of several high impact training programs: Lead Now, The Power of Culture, Attitude Matters, and The R Factor.

    His son Brian who has co-hosted over 40 episodes of Coach and Coordinator said of his father via X,
    “My dad, Tim Kight, died peacefully in his sleep last night,” Brian said. “He was so many things, to so many people, to so many of you. Whether or not you got to meet him, you felt him. He was that kind of presence. But to me he was just Dad. And that was everything. I love you, Dad.”

    Urban Meyer also lamented Kight's passing, reflecting on their time together via X.
    “I met Tim Kight in Spring 2013. His impact on me personally, on our staff, and on our team was profound. He was a passionate competitor and loved helping people get better. A great leader, teacher, mentor, and friend. God's Mercy and Grace are on the Kight family.”

    While I was with USA Football we partnered with Focus 3 to teach coaches the systems he created. I was honored to have known and learned from Tim Kight.  

    He was a man of impact who, through his teaching, positively influenced thousands and thousands of people to utilize the systems he created to instill cultures within their organization, producing positive experiences in peoples’ lives. 

    Today’s episode of Coach and Coordinator podcast is from the archives.  In January of 2018 Tim and Brian Kight, joined me live at the AFCA Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina. We discussed the importance of organizing, implementing, and simplifying a system for leadership and culture. 


    Show Notes

    Introduction and Setting the Stage

    Importance of Organizing and Simplifying

    Differentiating Between Average, Good, and Exceptional Coaches

    Importance of Having a System for Mindset

    Criteria for an Effective System

    Applying Systems Universally

    Building Trust Through a System

    Emphasizing the Value of Systems in Leadership

    Distinction Between Attributes and Systems

    Importance of Execution Within a System


    Thank you Tim for your passion in helping others. Thank you for the far-reaching lessons that will positively impact the leaders of our game for generations to come.  You will be missed.
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  • In this episode, Fran Johnson, offensive coordinator at Texas Wesleyan University, dives into the crucial aspects of commitment, consistency, and preparation in coaching.
    Coach Johnson shares insights from his nearly 20 years of experience in the field, emphasizing the value of loyalty to a program and the significance of building strong relationships with players, coaches, and staff.
    Additionally, he provides a detailed look into his offensive strategies and the tools he uses, such as FirstDown PlayBook, to enhance teaching and player development.

    Show Notes:

    Introduction and Discussion on Commitment 

    Importance of Consistency and Building Relationships 

    Offensive Coordinator's Approach and Philosophy 

    Offensive Strategy and Adapting to Modern Defenses 

    Evolution of Offensive Formations and Player Recruitment 

    Teaching Players New Positions and Using FirstDown PlayBook 

    Utilizing Technology for Player Learning and Coaching Efficiency 

    Benefits of FirstDown PlayBook for Coaching Preparation 

    Importance of Being Prepared for Career Advancement 

    Integrating Different Coaching Philosophies and Experiences


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  • In this episode of Kileleni: To the Summit presented by Global Football, Tommy Tuberville, former college head coach and current U.S. Senator from Alabama, delves into emphasizing respect, teamwork, and mentorship in coaching.
    Tuberville shares personal stories of overcoming adversity and coaching young athletes on and off the field. He underlines the role of coaches as mentors and character developers while emphasizing the value of teamwork in achieving success.
    Tuberville's motivation for entering public service and running for the Senate is rooted in his desire to give back and serve the people of Alabama, encouraging listeners to seize opportunities through hard work. The episode concludes with reflections on embracing challenges, prioritizing mentorship, and fostering teamwork, showcasing Tuberville's dedication to coaching, leadership, and public service.

    Show Notes:

    Coaching and Mentorship

    Daily Coaching Adversities

    Overachieving Teams

    Visiting the Troops

    The Value of Football

    Wrapping Up the Conversation

    Winning Edge


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    FirstDown PlayBook is a coaching tool and program management system with over 35,000 customizable plays, defenses, and special teams schemes. With tools such as video pairing, practice schedules, wristband creation, practice scripts, scouting reports, and a player app, FirstDown PlayBook helps save time and organize your program all in one place. Schedule a 15-minute Zoom meeting with former NFL coach Charlie Coiner or call  (512) 814-6158 to receive a one-week free trial. Or use the coupon code COACH24 to receive a $100 discount on a team membership.

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  • Welcome to a special episode of Coach and Coordinator Podcast, presented by Lauren’s First and Goal, featuring an insightful conversation with Coach Lance Leipold. Coach Leipold shares his remarkable journey in coaching, from his early days at Wisconsin-Whitewater to his current role at Kansas.
    We discuss the challenges he faced, the strategies he implemented, and the successes he achieved along the way. Get ready to gain valuable insights into building a winning culture, overcoming obstacles, and maintaining focus on continual improvement. You will enjoy the inspiring stories and wisdom shared by Coach Leipold.

    Show Notes:

    Introduction to Lauren's First and Goal

    Coach Leipold's Journey into Coaching

    Coach Leipold's Coaching Philosophy

    Importance of Hard Work in Coaching

    Coach Leipold's Career Path

    Coach Leipold's Vision for Whitewater Program

    Transitioning from Coordinator to Head Coach

    Building a Program from the Ground Up

    Getting Buy-In from Administrators

    Stepping Up to New Challenges

    Winning Edge


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  • Chad Murphy is the head coach at Winton Woods High School in Ohio – a 2021 state champion. In this episode, Coach Murphy dives into how to build a successful program through relationships, leadership, and sound systems for teaching the game.
    With a wealth of experience and deep passion for the game, Coach Murphy shares insights into his coaching philosophy, emphasizing the importance of love and developing strong team dynamics. We uncover the core principles that have led Coach Murphy to success on and off the field.

    Show Notes:

    Importance of Relationships in Coaching

    Building Relationships with Challenging Players

    Developing Player Leadership

    Player-Led Approach in Team Development

    Implementing Leadership Curriculum

    Teaching Leadership Through Examples

    Importance of Consistency in the Weight Room

    Evolution of Offensive Strategies

    Balancing Coaching Career and Family Time


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    FirstDown PlayBook is a coaching tool and program management system with over 35,000 customizable plays, defenses, and special teams schemes. With tools such as video pairing, practice schedules, wristband creation, practice scripts, scouting reports, and a player app, FirstDown PlayBook helps save time and organize your program all in one place. Schedule a 15-minute Zoom meeting with former NFL coach Charlie Coiner or call  (512) 814-6158 to receive a one-week free trial. Or use the coupon code COACH24 to receive a $100 discount on a team membership.

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  • In this episode, Tom Herman, head coach at Florida Atlantic, discusses the impact of technology on coaching. Coach Herman delves into how advancements in technology have revolutionized game planning and in-game decision-making. He shares insights on utilizing analytics, real-time data, and innovative tools like Modern Football Technology to enhance coaching efficiency and player performance.

    Show Notes:

    Utilizing Technology in Coaching Workflows

    Importance of Game Planning and Analytics

    The Value of Consistent Execution in Football

    Real-Time Analytics and In-Game Decision-Making

    Balancing Technology and Traditional Coaching Methods

    Helmet Communication and In-Game Technology

    Challenges and Advancements in In-Game Communication

    Evaluating the Value of Technology in Coaching


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    FirstDown PlayBook is a coaching tool and program management system with over 35,000 customizable plays, defenses, and special teams schemes. With tools such as video pairing, practice schedules, wristband creation, practice scripts, scouting reports, and a player app, FirstDown PlayBook helps save time and organize your program all in one place. Schedule a 15-minute Zoom meeting with former NFL coach Charlie Coiner or call (512) 814-6158 to receive a one-week free trial. Or use the coupon code COACH24 to receive a $100 discount on a team membership.

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  • In this episode of Kileleni: To the Summit presented by Global Football, we hear from Eastern Michigan University Head Coach Chris Creighton.
    Coach Creighton discusses the impact of mentors in his life, emphasizing the value of relationships with colleagues and players. He shares stories of his adventures with his teams, such as travel to Europe and Panama for service projects and games. He explains the importance of having a clear purpose and theme for each season, highlighting the significance of overcoming adversity, maintaining passion, and serving others.
    Coach Creighton's leadership style focuses on resilience, vision, and serving the team, creating a positive impact on players' lives both on and off the field. The conversation between Chris and guest host Patrick Steenberge reflects on the values of teamwork, commitment, and finding purpose in every challenge, inspiring listeners to embrace opportunities, focus on teamwork, and lead with passion and service.

    Show Notes:

    Building Bonds Through Challenging Seasons

    Introduction to a Special Friend

    Impactful Mentors and Influential Coaches

    Crafting a Champion's Manual

    Inspiring Team Bonding Through Challenges

    Overcoming Adversity at Every Level

    Living Life with Passion and Purpose

    Finding Motivation Through Faith

    Winning Edge: Leadership, Vision, and Resilience


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    Vertical Raise is the premier online fundraising platform, using innovative technology to create the easiest and most efficient system available. Raise more money in less time, with a local fundraising coach who works with your team every step of the way to customize the ideal fundraiser. With options for online donations, digital discount cards, premium product sales, and even spirit shops, Vertical Raise has top-of-the-line solutions for every fundraising style. To find out more, visit VerticalRaise.com, and get connected with an exclusive offer on your first fundraiser.

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    FirstDown PlayBook is a coaching tool and program management system with over 35,000 customizable plays, defenses, and special teams schemes. With tools such as video pairing, practice schedules, wristband creation, practice scripts, scouting reports, and a player app, FirstDown PlayBook helps save time and organize your program all in one place. Schedule a 15-minute Zoom meeting with former NFL coach Charlie Coiner or call (512) 814-6158 to receive a one-week free trial. Or use the coupon code COACH24 to receive a $100 discount on a team membership.

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  • In high school football, some programs stand out not only for their wins on the field but also for the values they instill in their players and coaches. Under the leadership of head coach Ryan Knowles, Sandpoint High School in Sandpoint, Idaho has built a program of significance through the principles of servant leadership. Coach Knowles' approach emphasizes serving others, creating a positive environment, and fostering growth among his players and staff.
    One key aspect of Coach Knowles' servant leadership philosophy is the attention given to both the players and the coaching staff. By ensuring that everyone has the resources they need to succeed, Coach Knowles creates an environment where individuals can thrive and excel. This approach not only leads to better results on the field but also a sense of teamwork and camaraderie among all members of the program.
    Coach Knowles has shown that servant leadership extends beyond the football field as well. Through innovative fundraising efforts, utilizing the Vertical Raise platform, Sandpoint High School has been able to raise substantial funds to support the program. By leveraging technology and community support, Coach Knowles has demonstrated how servant leadership can translate into tangible results that benefit the entire football program and its participants.
    After playing and serving as a graduate assistant coach at the University of  Idaho, Coach Knowles spent 12 years at Colgate University serving in various roles, including defensive line coach, co-defensive coordinator, and special teams coordinator before returning home to become the head coach at his alma mater Sandpoint High School.

    Show Notes:

    Servant Leadership

    Balancing Servant Leadership and Direction

    Being Demanding of Results, Not People

    Utilizing Vertical Raise for Fundraising

    Harnessing Technology for Fundraising Success

    Impact of Vertical Raise on Fundraising

    Core Values: Execute and Humility

    Core Values: Toughness and Courage

    Winning Edge


    Follow Ryan Knowles on Twitter/X @rykno50.

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    FirstDown PlayBook is a coaching tool and program management system with over 35,000 customizable plays, defenses, and special teams schemes. With tools such as video pairing, practice schedules, wristband creation, practice scripts, scouting reports, and a player app, FirstDown PlayBook helps save time and organize your program all in one place. Schedule a 15-minute Zoom meeting with former NFL coach Charlie Coiner or call (512) 814-6158 to receive a one-week free trial. Or use the coupon code COACH24 to receive a $100 discount on a team membership.

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  • In this episode of our Champions series, we sit down with Coach Andy Lierman from Liberty North High School, the Class 6A champions in Missouri. Coach Lierman shares insights on the importance of connecting with players, his transition to a three-safety defense, and the journey to their first state championship. 
    Join us as we discuss the strategies, challenges, and lessons learned from Coach Lierman's successful coaching career.

    Show Notes:

    Platoons and Player Connections

    Involvement of All Players

    Managing a Large Coaching Staff

    Transition to a 3-High Safety Defense

    Stopping the Run in a Light Box

    Disguising Coverages with Three Safeties

    Implementing New Defensive Strategies

    Patience and Growth in Coaching

    Looking Ahead to Defending the Championship

    Winning Edge


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    Signature Championship Rings is a leading designer and supplier of championship rings, serving over 10,000 teams and organizations. With a focus on quality craftsmanship, easy team ordering processes, and affordability, Signature Champions celebrate every champion and their achievements, making their moment last a lifetime. For more information, visit www.signaturechampions.com/podcast.

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    FirstDown PlayBook is a coaching tool and program management system with over 35,000 customizable plays, defenses, and special teams schemes. With tools such as video pairing, practice schedules, wristband creation, practice scripts, scouting reports, and a player app, FirstDown PlayBook helps save time and organize your program all in one place. Schedule a 15-minute Zoom meeting with former NFL coach Charlie Coiner or call (512) 814-6158 to receive a one-week free trial. Or use the coupon code COACH24 to receive a $100 discount on a team membership.

    Learn More about Vertical Raise:
    Vertical Raise is the premier online fundraising platform, using innovative technology to create the easiest and most efficient system available. Raise more money in less time, with a local fundraising coach who works with your team every step of the way to customize the ideal fundraiser. With options for online donations, digital discount cards, premium product sales, and even spirit shops, Vertical Raise has top-of-the-line solutions for every fundraising style. To find out more, visit VerticalRaise.com, and get connected with an exclusive offer on your first fundraiser.

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  • Patrick Steenberge, founder and CEO of Global Football, joins Coach and Coordinator Podcast to kick off the new series Kileleni: To the Summit. Patrick originally published these episodes back in 2020 and has granted us access to repurpose them for the Coach and Coordinator audience. He first joins Keith Grabowski in this episode to preview the series and its purpose. We know you will enjoy these timeless interviews with some of the game's greatest coaching legends.
    Our first interview is with legendary coach and broadcaster Lou Holtz. Coach Holtz delves into topics such as the power of mentorship, setting meaningful goals, and cultivating passion and positivity. He shares valuable insights and anecdotes from his illustrious career, offering inspiration and wisdom for athletes, coaches, and listeners alike.

    Show Notes:

    The Meaning of Kileleni

    Mission Behind Global Football

    How to Learn More about Global Football

    Conversation with Coach Lou Holtz

    Achieving Greatness Through Passion

    Memories of Trip to Japan

    Importance of Making People Feel Important

    Winning Edge


    To learn more about Global Football and how you can create an experience that will provide an impactful life experience for your football program, visit https://www.globalfootball.com/.

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    FirstDown PlayBook is a coaching tool and program management system with over 35,000 customizable plays, defenses, and special teams schemes. With tools such as video pairing, practice schedules, wristband creation, practice scripts, scouting reports, and a player app, FirstDown PlayBook helps save time and organize your program all in one place. Schedule a 15-minute Zoom meeting with former NFL coach Charlie Coiner or call (512) 814-6158 to receive a one-week free trial. Or use the coupon code COACH24 to receive a $100 discount on a team membership.

    Learn More about Vertical Raise:
    Vertical Raise is the premier online fundraising platform, using innovative technology to create the easiest and most efficient system available. Raise more money in less time, with a local fundraising coach who works with your team every step of the way to customize the ideal fundraiser. With options for online donations, digital discount cards, premium product sales, and even spirit shops, Vertical Raise has top-of-the-line solutions for every fundraising style. To find out more, visit VerticalRaise.com, and get connected with an exclusive offer on your first fundraiser.

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  • In this episode, Josh Sabinas, defensive coordinator at Merrillville High School in Indiana, joins us to share his defensive strategies enhanced by analytics. We explore how coaches utilize data-driven insights to optimize their defensive game plans. We also discuss the impact of tackle-for-loss statistics, efficiency rates, and other key analytics on defensive performance, and learn how these insights influence coaching philosophies, game-planning strategies, and player development, ultimately shaping a more effective and competitive defense.

    Show Notes:

    Introduction to Defensive Analytics

    Importance of Tackle for Loss in Defense

    Impact of Tackle for Loss on Defensive Success

    Correlation Between Tackles for Loss and Scoring

    Analyzing Missed Tackles for Loss

    Coaching Players on Tackling Techniques

    Deep Dive into Defensive Analytics Data

    Understanding Stop Rates and Tackle for Loss

    Analyzing Potential Yardage Given Up

    Implementing Analytics into Game Planning

    Winning Edge


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    Email Coach Sabinas at [email protected].

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    Battle-tested, Modern Football’s platform provides real-time self-scout and opponent tendencies, while eliminating manual tagging into HUDL, DV Sport, and XOS. Trusted by teams at every level, see how top coaches leverage this platform for in-game decision making and play-calling success. To book a demo, visit www.teammofo.com/demo. Mention Coach and Coordinator Podcast or use the coupon code CC10 when signing up for a demo to receive 10% off your first year.

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    Learn More about Vertical Raise:
    Vertical Raise is the premier online fundraising platform, using innovative technology to create the easiest and most efficient system available. Raise more money in less time, with a local fundraising coach who works with your team every step of the way to customize the ideal fundraiser. With options for online donations, digital discount cards, premium product sales, and even spirit shops, Vertical Raise has top-of-the-line solutions for every fundraising style. To find out more, visit VerticalRaise.com, and get connected with an exclusive offer on your first fundraiser.

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  • In this segment from the Lauren’s First and Goal Spring Series, PJ Fleck focuses on personal and professional development. Coach Fleck outlines the philosophy behind his "Row the Boat" mantra that embodies resilience and unity and shapes the culture of the team. Coach Fleck also provides valuable perspectives on coaching, leadership, and personal growth through insight on navigating challenges, building a strong team culture, and continually striving for excellence.

    Show Notes:

    Row the Boat

    The Power of the Oar in Life

    Importance of Sacrifice in achieving Goals

    Building Big Boats for Collective Success

    The Significance of the Compass in Life Direction

    Focus Areas for Aspiring Elite Coaches

    Letting Go of Control for Professional Growth

    Continuous Improvement and Personal Development

    Winning Edge


    Follow PJ Fleck on Twitter/X @Coach_Fleck.

    Gain access to this full discussion and all the talks from the Lauren’s First and Goal Clinic, plus all Spring Series Sessions with Minnesota Head Coach PJ Fleck, Kansas Head Coach Lance Leipold, and Washington Commanders Head Coach Dan Quinn.
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    LFGF Premium Membership
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    Battle-tested, Modern Football’s platform provides real-time self-scout and opponent tendencies, while eliminating manual tagging into HUDL, DV Sport, and XOS. Trusted by teams at every level, see how top coaches leverage this platform for in-game decision making and play-calling success. To book a demo, visit www.teammofo.com/demo. Mention Coach and Coordinator Podcast or use the coupon code CC10 when signing up for a demo to receive 10% off your first year.

    Learn More about FirstDown Playbook:
    FirstDown PlayBook is a coaching tool and program management system with over 35,000 customizable plays, defenses, and special teams schemes. With tools such as video pairing, practice schedules, wristband creation, practice scripts, scouting reports, and a player app, FirstDown PlayBook helps save time and organize your program all in one place. Schedule a 15-minute Zoom meeting with former NFL coach Charlie Coiner or call (512) 814-6158 to receive a one-week free trial. Or use the coupon code COACH24 to receive a $100 discount on a team membership.

    Learn More about Vertical Raise:
    Vertical Raise is the premier online fundraising platform, using innovative technology to create the easiest and most efficient system available. Raise more money in less time, with a local fundraising coach who works with your team every step of the way to customize the ideal fundraiser. With options for online donations, digital discount cards, premium product sales, and even spirit shops, Vertical Raise has top-of-the-line solutions for every fundraising style. To find out more, visit VerticalRaise.com, and get connected with an exclusive offer on your first fundraiser.

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  • In this Champions Series episode, presented by Signature Championship Rings, we talk with a seven-in-a-row state champion with a special focus on embracing the uniqueness of each team and season.
    Steve Steele, head coach at Pierre Riggs High School in South Dakota, shares his wisdom and experiences from leading his team to seven consecutive state championships. We dig into the the key elements of success, the importance of team dynamics, and the journey of preparing for a new season with a fresh theme.

    Show Notes:

    Embracing Every Team and Year as Unique

    Importance of Each Year's Differences

    Non-Negotiables: TOTD and Family

    Creativity in Team Training

    Turn Off the Dark

    Formulating the Unique Identity of Each Team

    Story Behind the 2023 Team Identity

    Translating Team Identity to Practice and Field

    Adapting Coaching Style to Fit the Team's Needs

    Celebrating the Team's Success Before Moving On

    Opportunity at Tampa Bay Buccaneers Coaching Academy

    Advice to Coaches Looking for Their First State Championship

    Winning Edge


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    Signature Championship Rings is a leading designer and supplier of championship rings, serving over 10,000 teams and organizations. With a focus on quality craftsmanship, easy team ordering processes, and affordability, Signature Champions celebrate every champion and their achievements, making their moment last a lifetime. For more information, visit www.signaturechampions.com/podcast.
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  • In this clinic segment, Coach Tujague shares insights and strategies related to offensive line play. He emphasizes the importance of attributes like toughness and selflessness in players. He discusses teaching methods, including utilizing technology for coaching during the COVID-19 pandemic, and emphasizes the need for continuous learning and adaptation in coaching practices. He finishes up with a concept he calls “stealing energy” from opponents to gain a physical advantage in the 4th quarter.

    Show Notes:

    Introduction and Purpose of the Clinic

    Importance of Toughness and Leadership

    Teaching Progressions during COVID

    Key Points for Efficient Run Blocking

    Importance of Stance and Productivity

    Rules for Handling Unexpected Situations

    Protocol for Player Execution on the Field

    Mantra for Feet, Hands, Hat in Gameplay

    Strategy of Stealing Energy from Opponents

    Winning Edge


    Get access to this and all the talks from Lauren’s First and Goal Clinic, plus the Spring Series Sessions which begin April 10th with Minnesota Head Coach PJ Fleck. Upcoming sessions include Kansas Head Coach Lance Leipold and Washington Commanders Head Coach Dan Quinn. 

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  • Dub Maddox, Union High School Offensive Coordinator and the Creator of R4, joins the podcast to discuss the challenges and strategies involved in becoming a successful play caller. From learning through failures to leveraging analytics, Coach Maddox shares valuable insights and practical tips for honing your play-calling skills.
    In this episode, Coach Maddox uncovers the key traits of top play callers, the role of analytics in decision-making, and the unique R4 framework for enhancing play-calling efficiency.
    Plus, discover what you can expect from Dub's comprehensive course, "The Art of Play Calling," designed to elevate your understanding and execution of play calling in the game of football.

    Show Notes:

    Challenges of Making Decisions on Game Day

    Importance of Learning Through Failure

    Top Traits of Successful Play Callers

    Harnessing Analytics for Game-Day Decisions

    Decision-Making Under Pressure

    Key Analytics Affecting Winning Outcomes

    How to 10x the Perfect Play Call

    Workflow for Creating a Play-Call Sheet

    The Winning Edge


    Follow Dub Maddox on Twitter/X @CoachDubMaddox.

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