2013 MN Football Coaches Association ClinicButch Jones
University of TennesseeBuilding the Program Brick by Brick
Have to start a project and make it last
What is your edge as a coach?
What makes you different from any other coach in America?
What do you stand for?
What does your brand stand for?
Everyone is a head coach
RB’s coach is head coach of RB’s
What does your film say?
There are no patents in football
Anyone can draw X’s and O’s
You do not win with schematics
You win by teaching chemistry, effort, fundamentals, and toughness
Can you get your kids to play with an edge
Coaching is leadership and vision
What is vision for your position group, for your program, effort, conduct…
You need to paint the vision for every part of your program
Stances tell you how well coached your are
All stances should be in a power position
Body position is the key to plays so teach it
All teach from an athletic body position
Practice with noise
Used to hostile environment
Put a thinking element into your drills
It’s the small things that add up to the big things
Kids don’t win off the field, he will not win on the field
Do not compromise on this, do it right all the time
You define what you want it all to look like
This is the power of the program
Developing a Style of Play
All great teams have one
All great positions have one
Watch backside corner or wideout on run away (or field goal block)
This tells you how hard a team will play
Watch how teams take to field
Do they run off or run off