I asked some fellow coaches and college players about their mid-season adjustments. I was looking for anything from practice plans, to schemes, to staff changes, maybe a new play or a new coverage. Here’s what I got:
We started working on punt every day of practice instead of once a week when we had punts taken back on us two weeks in a row. We changed alignment and aiming point on punt.
-Marcus Moeller (@) Malone University, PK/Punter
With our change at head coach we tried a new offense. We went run heavy and will focus on fundamentals.
-Sean Davidson (@IMFB_Sean) Edgewater High School, OC/WR
We have truly become game plan specific units. It has helped us stay on the attack on all phases.
-Dan McKenna (@coachmack36) Anna Maria University, Special Teams Coordinator
Minor changes to practice schedule for wear & tear and academics. Adjusting scheme to what has worked so far this year.
-Aaron Avery (@coachaaronavery) Ponte Vedra Beach, QB Coach
Mid-season adjustments should include self scouting above everything else.
Nothing earth-shattering, our issue is we scheduled four or five Double Wing teams interspersed with air raid teams. Talk about craziness- Double Wing smash mouth one week and Air Raid the next. One thing I am going to do this off-season is install quarters (coverage) and base out of that… instead of trying to be cover 3 one week and cover 2 the next.
I’ll be writing about jet series tweaks we’ve made in my next newsletter. Also formation adjustments to mask poor TE blocking.
I would get the kids out by 5:30 at the latest, skip daily film and workout in 30 minutes instead of an hour.
-Adam Czaplewski Cornerstone Charter Academy, Quarterback Coach