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January 17th-19th Battle Creek, Michigan
Frank Beamer- Special Teams and Philosophy
Blocking Punts o If right footed kicker, when coming at him, need to shift hands to left
Monday- 1st Offense vs. 1st Defense; odd plays, weird formations or motions, trics Tuesday- Punt Block vs. 1st team defense Field goal vs. 1st defense Wednesday- Punt block drill 7 minutes o o o o Special teams odd situations Field Goal Block Onside Kick Prevent (will practice this twice a week Punt vs. 1st Defense
Thursday- Kick Return 10 minutes o o o Kickoff Half Line 10 minutes Punt Period (unusual, fakes etc) 5 minutes Team offense, at the end work on FGs
Friday- 1st Offense vs. Scout D 30 minutes o o 1st Defense vs. Scout Offense 30 minutes Situational 1st Offense vs. 1st Defense
- Never will make a decision without consulting with every coach
and S & C Coach Must have good grades Staff then votes on who is inducted Dinner held in the spring to honor new inductees o Be productive. .Only dress those people who have a chance to play. mandatory study hall o CHAMPIONS CLUB: Requirments: o o o o o No discipline problems Must be endorsed by position coach. Head Coach.Loyalty.Have special Honor Roll for Players with good grades. trains players to play to the whistle . no study table .Elect players to be captains in the spring so they can lead the team throughout the summer . Reward them for the hard work they put in the classroom . coach/player is the number 1 killer of teams .Only have rules you can enforce. meet more than weekly with advisors. or young guys who will never see the field can lead to disrtraction and lack of focus .must establish importantance of loyalty from/to coaches and plays alike .green: dependable. get the job done. Have a plan and get to work. player/player. Everything we say.Distrust between coach/coach. we will follow through .I will never embarrass a player in front of the team unless it is loafing .Players must know what their reputation is: . The number of hours spent working in a office does not matter compared to how much work you have to be done.yellow: careful. 10 Defensive..“Positive Plays” DVD every Friday after dinner best 10 Offensive. responsible.red: high risk. not quite there .Everydrill stops and starts with a whistle. Academic Advisor.Practice schedule will never change . 10 Special Teams plays from previous game . Dressing freshmen.
o Lastly. Butch Jones (Head Coach) and Mike Bajakian (OC) – CMU Offense and Team Philosophy o Senior Day Summer Camp. the responsible of our staff are clearly defined. Why ? So when something goes wrong we know exactly who to go talk to. you will be successful Encourages players and coaches to take pride in their position o o o Coaches need to ask themselves: What defines your program ? What do you do well and what do you do poorly ? What defines you as a coach ? Figure it out and practice it o o Competition is important Make group and team drills as competitive as possible o People -it is a peoples business .Sunday June 22 o The best coaches are the ones who utilize their talent If you have great chemistry.
. develop an entire program . Players names can be moved out of the circle for various things like missing class.Don’t develop a team. he will call on random players to stand up and tell about another chosen player.X and Os don’t win the games.Make friends with the important people in your community (police. o o Loyalty.During 2-a-days. advisors etc) . lawyers. It is a board on the lockeroom wall of a circle. Inside the circle is everyone of the players names. during lunch. He has found this increases team chemistry a lot . people do o Character o Head coaches must be able to make split second decisions correctly Has a Team Circle. Every player always knows where they stand with the coaching staff.starts with the coaching staff and works on down o Trust o o o Number 1 in dysfunctional teams is lack of trust Stick to your word no matter what Making things fun starts trust o Create a Championship Culture o o o o o T-shirts Do everything First Class (From travel attire to team dinners) Not allowed to wear any other colors besides team colors when taking part in any football activity Student of the Week awards Community Service Awards o Various advice . doctors. late to practice. teachers.
the first thing he looks for is loafs. in the lockeroom. and those players who are loafing will pay for it . class attendance. off the field behavior. practice.Ask yourself. . he has 5 seniors stand up and talk about what football means to them and advice for younger players. Ask yourself. etc. What do you do that makes you better than someone else who is wanting your job ? o Chippewa Olympics o o o o Team is broken down into 9-10 teams. do your players live toughness or just play hard in practice ? o Never be complacent. Had all the players write down an excuse to why they could not beat this certain opponent. o Themes per weak o One week is “Burning the ship”. Each coach is assigned to one team Teams receive points based on grades.When grading film. don’t deviate when adversity strikes. All players and coaches want consistency. burnt their ships so they would have no other choice but to fight till the end. Then they would set the can on fire burning their excuses. Having an atmosphere of trust and respect . referring to the story of Spartans who after getting off the ship to battle.Find a way to motivate your players every single day Stay the course. “Ship Can” . You must make the lockeroom a special place that only those special individuals may enter..The missing ingredient in losing football teams is everyone playing hard . o o 5 Ingredients to a team 1. Losing team has extra running This has been a great motivator that is used year round o Team Building activities o o o Kickball tornament Team BBQ Team dinner and after dinner.
not just you Having players and coaches of high character A system. but unpredictable Execute your base plays to perfection “Do what we do” meaning don’t change your philosophy based on the talent level of the opposition 4. 2.being patient with what you believe in Good people. get rid of the only-takers Mike Bajakian (OC) – CMU Offense Philosophy: o o o o Not a finesse offense full of gadgets or trick players Foundation of this offense is toughness Believes “well conditioned athletes defeat tired talent” Basic Elements of the CMU Spread Offense: o Force the defense to defend the entire field 1. 5. 3.2. short crossing patterns and long deep passes o Play with multiple tempos 1.by formations. 2. Make the defense defend all of your skilled players Keep it as simple as possible for the linemen . 3. Depth of Field. 5. Fast Faster No Huddle o The Offense 1. 2. lateral pass game.attacking deep field. Width. Create an atmosphere that benefits the individuals.identify the givers. 3. Make the QB a dual threat with both the run and the pass Make the offense simple. 4.
1st Inside WR opposite of tagged player.runs 12 yard in . Spacing (Route Distribution) Timing Route depth QB Drop 4.Any receiver outside of in route. Jailbreak Screen Play Action.Tagged Player.12 yards. 3.o 1. Naked bootleg Sprint Out Quick Game 5.Middle of the field .Checks weak side edge. The CMU Pass Game Keep it simple Screens. Slip Screen. if he is ahead of you. run verticals.Next Receiver outside. turn back and look for ball immediately -RB. Bubble Screen.Runs Pivot route (example X Pivot) . 7 step Dropback game 2. Completeion Average per route and call o DROPBACK PASSING Pivot Concept .Vertical -Any receiver inside pivot on same side. if CB is even with you or behind. turn back. then runs to flats Example of Pivot route .
Counter Trey. Tagged receiver runs 12 yard In route Any WR outside in. Trey Pass .Outside Zone. Key is to find names that players can relate to. runs 5 yard in route Any WR inside tag.In Concept (FYI They call the in route. however I call the route In) Various Advice: Believes pass concepts are much easier to practice in limited amounts of time. runs verticals - Holt High School (MI) Offensive Staff. a DIG.
will effectively be turned into a negative 30 degrees (example below: ) Coaches and players practice it from the lowest level (grade school) to varsity “If you stop this.Securing first level - QB Snaps an Attempts to reach the intersection of a line between the QB and outside foot of the playside tackle RB’s first step is a bucket step.e. check to pass - - - When executing 1st level blocks.Basis and Fundamentals of the Offense: Why does it work ? Basic Premise: OZ allows Offensive Line to initially double team as many Defensive Lineman as possible on the snap of the ball Double team = Vertical Push During this push phase the L. PSG/PST. i. all the same steps despite position) Stance: earhole of helmet should be even with center’s hip pad .Same plays Can run same player under center or out of the shotgun Easy adjustments.O. he scans for opposite color jersey and makes his cut decision off of that - Combos and Alignment: Four possible combos. PST/TE Most important advice to OL: Stay on your blocking “track” Paint tracks on grass when practicing Creates instant depth (majority. we have that” philosophy Great communication needed between lineman Multiple Formations. CENTER/PSG. BSG/CENTER. we are getting some push and double teams are forming 1st Priority. 8 in the box.S. aiming towards his spot As the RB approaches his spot.
- If a Fullback is in the game. You want to have a 30 to 45 degree angle.S. side (6 inch lateral step) - Various Advice: - 80 % of bad plays happen before the nap (i. Lineman are responsible for everything inside your nose to the inside guy’s next to you ribs Drill steps every day despite opponent. wants team to know what they did well and what they did poorly versus team - . first 2-3 steps. throw the ball Does a lot of group work. either right from stance or using motion Wide outs run at closet DB. proper fit and punch. and then 2 vs. half line. it will pay off Measuring: colliding with the blocker on your 30-45 degree angle without going after him Steps: reach. opponent (if applicable).O. break down and block aggressively Splits: 6” to 1’depending on speed of particular O. Coaches point: you will have to practice over and over not getting vertical too soon on offensive lineman’s blocking “track” - Zone Drills: Key Terms: 2 Hit drill. bucket. full line Try to make plays look alike as much as possible Players receive cut up DVD instead of viewing opponent as a team. coaching point. stance. use him to block the edge. pad level) Work on 2 different schemes a day Multiple groups going 1 after another Work 1s vs. upfield. 1s.e. Each position group receives notes from their position coach Likes to include Cut ups of last year’s game vs. 2s if possible When DL begins to chop block.footwork is most important Practice blocking in space at least twice a week - Seams: block needs to be made in zone scheme with shoulders slightly off parallel to L.L.
Friday.Rehearse.Full go practice Thursday. put players in right position and tell scout defense what you are doing Wednesday. more mental workout.Low intensity.Payday Other things to consider using with your zone offense: How to stop the Zone: Summer Conditioning: Big tire flips Dominate the edge Destroy combo blocks Causing multiple pile ups Overload blitzes Twists Unbalanced lines Check with me’s False pulls Motions and Shifts Crazy formations then shift to original formation Balanced sets . often will receive 10-15 play dvd of weeks work of practices for self evaluation Teach lineman zone steps on a board that’s on a 45 degree angle Big advocate of filming practices. get close to the OL and find something. walk through Tuesday. Test your players both on the field and on the board. Bigs taking turns calling each other out to draw up assignments on certain plays.- Running Backs must have patience.Low intensity. Make competition where it is Skills vs. chalk talk. On the board they will test each other. Believes kids learn better when they see there mistakes from practice on film - - Practice Schedule: Monday. if there is no holes at first. they must also be tough and have vision Lineman will watch more film than any other personnel group.
The second session covers the Bubble and Reverses. 1s scrimmage every Tuesday. creates a competitive atmosphere - o Bubble Screen: 60 to 1 .- A lot of medicine ball traing Big advocate of bench pressing for lineman Takes lineman to G. we are going to throw it everytime 1s vs. Midwest Lineman’s camp in July Coach Moriarity.V. I could only attend the 2nd session so if anyone has notes from he first session I would greatly appreciate it - If you don’t honor the bubble when were running the zone read.U. 5A Indiana State Champions “WVU Offense at HS Level” Note: Coach Moriarity had 2 separate sessions on this day. Carmel HS. Practice to Game ratio Defenses do not honor it enough .S. The first session covered the zone read and speed option.
FB goes to the flats Various Philosophy and information Staff consists of himself. and 4 paid freshmen coaches Lifting starts at 6am. Why ? because there is no conflicts or other sports going on at that time Create a tradition of high expectations Freshmen lift M-W-F at 6:15AM for more one on one coaching o Year Round Program Lifting contests in off season Hall of Fame board in weight room Team Competitions Speed Development camp Youth camp with players running drills Lineman-Only camp Team Camp . it usually doesn’t work Practice it with a center every single time WRs need to be good blockers 2 Most Important Things: Pass Blocking and good Center-QB Exchange Perimeter Drill: Run Zone Read over and over o Sprint Out Pass o OL must sell zone play RB fake.. 8 paid assistants.- Anytime the RB has to slow down.
Turning a Program Around o Make everything an opponent: The bar in the weight room is an opponent Your English test is an opp. St Joeseph HS MI. coaches are enthusiastic .35 minutes Defense 90 - - . Special Teams. and everyone stays moving Weekly Awards: Offense. staff meets and reviews previous game film then next games opposition film - - o Practice Schedule and Philosophy High Tempo Practice: 2 plays a minute.Elliot Uzelac. gains trust School wide rule: if you play a sport. you don’t play By showing up and working hard in the off season. Develop a competitors attitude o If you don’t lift. Scout Team Monday: Offense. Defense. you are required to lift at least twice a week Freshman and 8th graders lift separately so they receive more individual attention In Season Schedule: Monday-Wednesday-Saturday In Season: Monday-Wednesday lifting sessions are apart of a conditioning class offered at the school for all athletes Sundays. Starters run 5 consecutive plays. then backups come in and run 4 consecutive and so on Keeps file of practice schedules for next season use Practice Attitude: jog from drill to drill.90 minutes Defense-35 minutes Tuesday: Offense.
not just the starters -treat your 3rd stringers the same as your starters o Oakridge Eagles Mentoring Program: Varsity players are paired up with a local elementary school student and spend a hour with their assigned student to help with school work.Leadership o Mentor Everyone.- Wednesday: 50/50 o Coach Positively No distractions Don’t change routine Have senior meetings Win or lose.Held in the gym. Players sign up for 2 hour shifts and help set up the carnival o Varsity players assigned a elementary school classroom and come once a week to read a book . o Community Carnival. back to business Saturday morning Muskegeon Oakridge HS (MI) Coaching Staff.
help raise money o Captains are required to read Leadership Principles by John C Maxwell o Also recommends Leadership 101 by John Maxwell Craig Rundle.Entire team spends a day helping build a home for Habitat for Humanity o Adopt a Highway Program.o Habitat for Humanity.2nd-5th graders.2 Minute Offense .players help out at Special Olympics o Salvation Army. Players run the drills. Kids are broken down into “teams” and the teams then rotate to drills. At the end of the camp these teams are seated with the varsity football team and have their picture taken o Special Olympics.Team “adopts” a mile stretch of a local highway and clean it 3 times a year o Youth Football Camp.volunteer at Christmas time ringing bells o Human Society. Head Coach at Albion College.
Managing Situations Info gathering: how many time outs. Most common 4 WR 1 Back How many formations will you use ? How many protections ? Ideal would be 1 for 5 step. what do we need Formula for the Drive: Each play takes 10 seconds Chunks=gain 20 yards (50% completion rate) . 3. Special Situations Sideline (get out of bounds) Running game Screens Changing launch point Red zone Goal line Clock play Positioning play (to set up ideal field goal position) Last plays of game at 50. Personnel 2.2 Minute Plays 1. 10 Hail Mary 5. 1 for 3 step 4. 25. Other situations Need a TD Need a FG Need 2 scores Transition from clock offense to bleeding the clock End half (believes in always treating as Needing a FG) 6.
12 yard hitch. but show them . 3. 12 yard hitch. 10 yard out Smash.- Controls= gains 10 yards (80/90 % completion rate) Need about 18 seconds to kick a FG without any timeouts Don’t throw out route to opposite of QBs throwing arm Favorite quick passes out of 2X2: 1. 7 yard Slant. arrow in (crossing pattern) Ingredients of Team Spirit: Mutual respect Communication Closeness Trust Acceptance Encouragement - A study done by Albion College. 15 yard flag. 3. 2. They must feel like they have the ability It has to be “worth it” to them Don’t tell them what to do. 15 yard post. studying NHL teams discovered that there was a strong link between team unity and team accomplishments - Recommended a book named Influencer What you must do to get them to do what they don’t want to: 1. verticals. 5 yard slant. hitch Out read. 2. Arrow in.
Head Coach at University of Michigan Offense and Philosophy o Why be a No Huddle Offense ? Controls tempo not knowing when you will snap (snap is on a body movement) Eliminates most disguises like stemming by DL Gives time to coaches to change the play if needed Gives you more practice reps. (At WVU they did 12 plays in 5 minutes) Makes conditioning a factor earlier in games Puts your athletes out in space Systems are overrated. - o Why the Shotgun ? Gives the QB time to see the whole field .Rich Rodriguez. Getting your players to play fast (by mentally knowing) is the most important thing.
Naked. Quick Pass game routes Middle pass routes Deep Pas routes 2 point plays Reverses Screens Play Actions.- Gives the QB good vision Gives offenses extra numbers in the run game o Various Advice: Advantage: Know when and where you’re going Coaches teach to the lowest denominator Encourage them to ask questions in practice o A typical game plan includes: -Down and distance 4 minute plays 2 minute plats Tricks Best pass and runs Inside Run Options. Bootlegs On the back of his call sheet he has an answer sheet. where he has an answer for every possible defensive move: Bear Odd front Slant and angles Cover 1 press Cover 4 Cover 8 Corner biting quick game Cov 2 Tampa 2 Cov 2 invert robber Run throws LBs Wave Cov 3 DE/LB exchange trying to mess up zone read Safety Run Support Uncovered slots Change in cadences .
22. 28 April 1. 20. 3. 5. 2. 18. Twists Cov 0 man Soft DL - Penetrating Ends Wide. 12 Call Football Office to Confirm Times and Dates: 734-763-4422 High School 7 on 7 tornament: June 20-21 @ Univ.Point of attack Grass= go to the grass with audibles Spring Practice Dates: March 15. 27. 8. 4. 10. 3.Offensive Philosophy: 1. 21.June 15-18th 2008 High School Coaches Clinic Thursday April 3rd at 3:00pm – Saturday April 5th . of Michigan Practice Facility High School Individual Camp. 25. Tight DE’s Cov 3 Hard Numbers = Leverage Angles.
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