The following is a very comprehensive scouting report for coaches to take to opponent’s games (and to use when going

over game video). This will give them a large picture beyond “simple” X’s and O’s.

BEFORE YOU LEAVE TO GO TO THE GAME Checklist things to get; GAME PROGRAMS NEWSPAPER ARTICLES Checklist things to bring; This list Template for O O X O O Play by play recording sheets Stopwatch Binoculars Snacks, Drinks Starters fill – in sheet

Pencils, pens, paper, clipboards, knife (for pencil sharpening)

(Team Name) SCOUTING REPORT (Year)
Team: Date: Place: Conditions: Basic Offensive Philosophy a) Type Offense b) Basic Sets c) Other: 1. 2. 3.

1. 2. 3. 4.

Field and boundary tendencies Formation tendencies Down and distance tendencies Pass-run tendencies

5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

Long and short – yardage tendencies Goal line tendencies Two-minute tendencies Personnel Critical situations Basic Defensive Philosophy a) b) c) d) Type Defense Basic Structures Variations Other 1. 1. 2. 2. 3. 3.

Kicking Game a) Punt b) Punt Return c) Kick off d) KOR e) XP f) FG g) XP Defense 1. 1. 1. 1. 1. 1. 1. 2. 2. 2. 2. 2. 2. 3. 3. 3. 2. 3. 3. 3. 3.

General Keys to look for;
CaptainsBest playersName Team Size Team spirit Leaders Injuries Snap count Player mannerisms (QB, Backs, Receivers) Very Large Intimidating Number Large Name Number # Big boys ____

Medium Small

Enthusiastic Cocky Normal Down

QB’sRight or Left-handed? Long? Short? Fast? Accurate? Scrambler? Playaction? Drop? 3 5 7 Rollout Playaction


Receivers Name Position _______ _______Good Fair Poor _______ _______ _______Good Fair Poor _______ _______ _______Good Fair Poor _______ Best Routes? Cadence and snap count a) Do they go on first sound? b) Do they hard count? c) Do they jump offside on defense? When? When?

_______Good Fair Poor _______Good Fair Poor _______Good Fair Poor

1. Exact D.Line Alignments 2. Adjustments to motion 3. Alignment versus Trips 4. Slants or Stunts 5. Blitzes 6. Main blitzers 7. Best Pass Rusher # _____ Position _____ 8. Strengths 9. Weakness 10. Zone or Man to Man 11. Speed of reaction to Run or PAP 12. Goalline alignment Corners Right / Strong # _______ _____ 1. How far off do they align? 2. Do they play bump and Run? Left / Weak #

3. Does he ever roll up and force? 4. Do they disguise coverage? 5. What kind of speed? Strong Safety 1. Does he play force always? 2. Can we crack him? 3. How deep does he line up? 4. Does he play inside or outside? Free Safety 1. What is his basic alignment? 2. Does he play pass or run more? 3. How is his speed?

Punting Game Sheet

Long snapper- Name ________ Good? Fair? Poor? Slow? Fast?


KickerName _______#______ Name________#_______ Poor? Fair? Fast? Slow?

PunterPoor? Fair? Fast? Slow?

1. Type of formation Spread Tight Ends Split 2. How far do they kick? 3. Who is down first? 4. Do they fake? 5. How fast is their coverage? Fast Med Slow 6. Which way can we return it? Right Left Middle 7. Punters depth? 8. Number of steps punter takes? 9. When is ball snapped?

Punt Receiving 1. Do they tip their return? 2. Who is their most dangerous returner? 3. Can we fake them? Run? Pass? 4. How many rushers to block? 5. How many returners dip? Alignment? KICKOFF Where do they kick it? Onside kick? Formation? Who is Safety Short Middle Deep Left Right Middle High Low Squib