The End of the Team Stretch Period

I’ve given up on team stretch. Between the loss of time, the waste of time, and the clouded purpose I decided to move on from it this past spring while I was still in Oregon. We instituted pat & go and OL agilities on offense days and pursuit drill on defense days.

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IMFB “Spring/Summer” Practice Schedules

No matter what you call your “spring” practices (summer camp, anyone?) this is a great way to get the most from just a couple of weeks of practice! Follow our practice plans for spring/summer football success. In Oregon we get 8 practices over 10 days after Memorial Day weekend.

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IMFB Spring Camp Practice Plans

Come and download our spring camp practice plans. We get 8 practices over 10 days. Two in helmets, two in uppers, then “full pads.” We will have a quick whistle thud scrimmage on the final day. I have install and practice plans in PDF format on PATREON.COM for $5.00 / month subscribers. Includes OL Drills, install plan and schedule.

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Click here or the image above for Day 1 Practice Schedule in PDF on Patreon

Bringing on a New Coach, Linebacker Specific!

It’s the time of the year when staffs change over and new coaches come on board in the summer to fill out staffs. High schools are hiring new teachers and some are coaxed and others are looking for a coaching job to make a difference. Here’s how to coach those rookies up!

I had a coach ask:

Quick question , we brought on an intern, no coaching experience. What kind of things would you have him do to learn/cut teeth? I have him with me with linebackers.

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IMFB’s take on going “live” on QB’s in spring scrimmages and beyond

I wrote a piece for StateoftheU.com (image below links to the piece) that covered the debate of whether to go live or non-contact on QB’s in spring scrimmages.

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Here, I’m going to cover the method I use regarding contact and non-contact with QB’s and explain my reasoning behind my madness.

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Coachspeak Podcast episode 17 Idle Hand f/ Mike Gregory

Coachspeak episode 17 “Idle Hand” featuring Mike Gregory (@CoachGreg11). Mike and Justin talk playoff runs, wrapping up the season, what to do on vacation, punching walls, AFCA and more!

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Where have all the cowboys gone?

I’m not Dottavio. I’m not hey you, or what?- either. I’m Coach Dottavio or Mr. Dottavio. I’ve earned that right. I have worked to get a title. If you’re a coach that perpetuates the lack of formality and/or distance between adults and kids I never want to work for you. Everyone should be a “good morning” “goodnight” “please” “thank you” “sir” “ma’am” and “excuse me” person in your program. Every coach should be Coach Last Name. Not, “Hey Last Name” and not “First Name” … never First Name.

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