908 episodes

Keith Grabowski interviews the most knowledgeable head coaches, coordinators, and position coaches from professional, college, and high school football. Keith and his guests discuss the philosophy, concepts, schemes, and strategies that they have learned throughout their careers. Each show includes a specific idea that can be applied to help coaches at every level find the winning edge.

Coach and Coordinator Podcast Keith Grabowski

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    • 4.7 • 383 Ratings

Keith Grabowski interviews the most knowledgeable head coaches, coordinators, and position coaches from professional, college, and high school football. Keith and his guests discuss the philosophy, concepts, schemes, and strategies that they have learned throughout their careers. Each show includes a specific idea that can be applied to help coaches at every level find the winning edge.

    Developing and Using a Drill Catalog - Loren Endsley, Offensive Line Coach, Minnesota Duluth

    Developing and Using a Drill Catalog - Loren Endsley, Offensive Line Coach, Minnesota Duluth

    In this episode of Coach and Coordinator, Loren Endsley, the offensive line coach at Minnesota Duluth, stresses the importance of a comprehensive drill catalog in enhancing player development and performance. By analyzing post-season performance, customizing drills to address player needs, and aligning with team strategies, coaches can optimize player readiness and competitiveness throughout the season. Tailoring drills to counter opponents' defensive tactics and fostering instinctive reactions in players are key strategies for maximizing in-game performance.

    Chapters

    Analyzing Drill Catalog

    Run Schemes and Drill Catalog

    Addressing Personnel, Technique, and Schematic Issues

    Developing Specific Drills for Issues

    Transitioning to Chaotic Environment

    Importance of Drill Progression

    Using Drill Catalog During Season

    Winning Edge


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    • 29 min
    Accelerate Everything - Will Lawing, Offensive Coordinator, Boston College

    Accelerate Everything - Will Lawing, Offensive Coordinator, Boston College

    On this episode of Accelerate Everything, host Dub Maddox is joined by Will Lawing, Boston College's offensive coordinator. They discuss coaching principles like hard work and consistency. Coach Lawing focuses on preparing tight ends for the NFL and adapting strategies against top defenses. He emphasizes self-scouting, efficient practice design, and player involvement. He explains play-calling in critical situations and integrating new plays while maintaining core strengths. Coach Lawing highlights simulating defenses in practice, aligning player responsibilities with self-scouting, and balancing creativity in play-

    Chapters

    Learning from Great Coaches

    Preparing Tight Ends for Transition

    Play Calling Insights from Coach O'Brien

    Game-Planning Against Georgia

    Scanning the Defense

    Onus on Quarterbacks for Protection Adjustments

    Effective Practice Design

    Drilling Option Routes

    Self-Scouting Strategies

    Third Medium Pass Concepts

    Innovating in Game Plans

    Winning Edge


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    Battle-tested, Modern Football’s platform provides real-time self-scout and opponent tendencies, while eliminating manual tagging into HUDL, DV Sport, and XOS. Trusted by teams at every level, see how top coaches leverage this platform for in-game decision-making and play-calling success. To book a demo, visit www.teammofo.com/demo. Mention Coach and Coordinator Podcast or use the coupon code CC10 when signing up for a demo to receive 10% off your first year.

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    • 40 min
    Champions - Sprint Based Football - Brad Dixon, Head Coach, Camp Point Central HS (IL)

    Champions - Sprint Based Football - Brad Dixon, Head Coach, Camp Point Central HS (IL)

    In this episode of the Champions Series presented by Signature Championship Rings, Coach Brad Dixon from Camp Point Central High School discusses transitioning to sprint-based football for optimal player performance. He shares the importance of prioritizing health, speed, and recovery, detailing practice structures, game week routines, and playoff preparation strategies. Coach Dixon highlights the need for individualized training, efficient practice planning, and balancing intensity with recovery for players transitioning between sports. His insights offer valuable guidance for coaches aiming to enhance training methods and navigate the complexities of a competitive season while prioritizing player development and well-being.

    Chapters

    Evolution to Sprint-Based Football

    Transitioning into Game Weeks

    Tapering Strategies in Mid to Late Season

    Sprint Workouts Approach in Playoffs

    Winning Edge


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    Sprint-Based Football - From Game Play to Game Day

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    • 45 min
    The Passing Lab Podcast - Levels Concept with Brady Walz, Offensive Coordinator, Ankeny HS(IA)

    The Passing Lab Podcast - Levels Concept with Brady Walz, Offensive Coordinator, Ankeny HS(IA)

    In this episode of The Passing Lab Podcast, host Josh Herring explores offensive strategies with Brady Walz, the Offensive Coordinator and Receivers Coach at Ankeny High School in Iowa. They discuss the inspiration and application of various passing concepts, particularly the levels concept and vertical passing game. Brady shares his insights on how he developed his offensive philosophy by studying greats like Peyton Manning and Nick Saban and how these strategies have been adapted for high school football, reassuring the audience of their adaptability. They also touch on the importance of making the game simple and executable for players, ensuring maximum effectiveness on the field.
    Chapters:

    Introduction to Brady Walz and the topics of the episode

    Brady’s initial inspiration from watching Peyton Manning and Nick Saban

    Developing the Levels Concept

    Applying the levels concept in high school football

    The importance of teaching players the history and rationale behind plays

    Influence of Other Coaches

    Larry Fedora's interaction with Tom Moore on the simplicity of levels

    Implementing three verticals with play action for QB comfort

    Game Day Preparation and Strategy

    Pre-game routines and keeping the team relaxed and ready

    Importance of having a simple and effective play-calling strategy

    Vertical Passing Game

    Seam reads and middle reads within the vertical passing game

    Integrating vertical concepts seamlessly into the offensive playbook

    Coach Herring’s Winning Edge Takeaways


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    Support our Partners:

    Learn More about Modern Football Technology:
    Battle-tested, Modern Football’s platform provides real-time self-scout and opponent tendencies, while eliminating manual tagging into HUDL, DV Sport, and XOS. Trusted by teams at every level, see how top coaches leverage this platform for in-game decision-making and play-calling success. To book a demo, visit www.teammofo.com/demo. Mention Coach and Coordinator Podcast or use the coupon code CC10 when signing up for a demo to receive 10% off your first year.

    Learn more about Vertical Raise:
    Elevate your program's Online  Fundraising to new heights Use Vertical Raise’s online fundraising system and raise more money in less time:
    https://verticalraise.com

    Multiple fundraising solutions to fit all your program needs

    Leverage best-in-class technology, texting & email deliverability.

    An in-person local fundraising coach walks your team through every step of the process.


    The 10% Tool Kit:
    Explore these pages for helpful tips, a winning edge, and special promotions for Coach and Coordinator Podcast listeners. 
    Sign up for the Weekly Tip Sheet:
    Be sure to sign-up for our weekly newsletter. Every Tuesday morning, we email out our Weekly Tip Sheet Newsletter – the best ideas from recent Coach and Coordinator Podcast episodes, as well as additional coaching development resources and recommendations sourced specifically for the 10% Coach.
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    • 47 min
    Beyond 'Less is More' - Defensive Installations - Joel Elliot, Defensive Coordinator, Berry College

    Beyond 'Less is More' - Defensive Installations - Joel Elliot, Defensive Coordinator, Berry College

    In this episode of the Coach and Coordinator Podcast presented by Vertical Raise, we dive deep into the strategic intricacies of coaching defense with Joel Elliott, the defensive coordinator at Berry College. Berry finished the 2023 season ranked as the #23 ranked team in NCAA Division III and the defense was #2 Team TFL (9.3/game) #12 Defense TD (4) #16 3rd Down Defense .286 #19 1st Down Defense (151) #25 Passing Defense Efficiency 104.08 #27 Total Defense 267.0.

    Coach Elliott challenges the common belief of "less is more" and advocates for a comprehensive installation process during camp. He emphasizes the importance of preparing for various scenarios by installing various defensive calls and coverages, equipping the team with diverse answers for different game situations.

    Coach Elliott highlights the necessity of ensuring players understand the rationale behind each defensive call, which helps simplify their decision-making on the field. He discusses the strategic approach to camp installations, advocating for a daily increment of new defensive calls, blending new installs with recall from previous days, and rejecting block learning in favor of a more holistic and flow-based learning approach.

    The conversation also explores the practical implementation of technology in practice sessions, stressing the importance of acclimating players to in-game tech utilization. By simulating game scenarios with adjustment periods and instant replay analysis during practices, teams can optimize decision-making and strategic adaptations on the field.


    Chapters

    Balancing Installation and Preparation

    Importance of Recall in Defensive Installations

    Maximizing Success with Pre-Installed Strategies

    Complexity for Defense, Simplicity for Players

    Consistency and Recall in Installation

    Popular Trends in Installation Formats

    The Flaws of Block Learning in Installations

    The Value of Daily Recall in Installations

    Applying Situational Awareness in Practice

    Practical Game Simulations in Practice

    Transitioning to Realistic Game Scenarios

    Utilizing Technology in Game Preparation

    Incorporating Adjustment Periods in Practice

    Winning Edge


    Support Coach Elliott by purchasing his resource:
    Using Fire Zones to Get the Offense Off Schedule

    Learn more about Vertical Raise:
    Elevate your program's Online  Fundraising to new heights. Use Vertical Raise’s online fundraising system and raise more money in less time:
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    Multiple fundraising solutions to fit all your program needs

    Leverage best-in-class technology, texting & email deliverability.

    An in-person local fundraising coach walks your team through every step of the process.


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    • 26 min
    Champions - Flexibility and Physicality - Justin Kammrad, Head Coach, Lewis Central HS (IA)

    Champions - Flexibility and Physicality - Justin Kammrad, Head Coach, Lewis Central HS (IA)

    Champions - Flexibility and Physicality - Justin Kammrad, Head Coach, Lewis Central HS (IA)
    Welcome to this week's Champion Series presented by Signature Championship Rings. In today's episode, we have the pleasure of speaking with Justin Kammrad, the head coach of the 4A State Champions from Iowa, Lewis Central High School. Coach Kammrad shares his insights on building a flexible scheme that fits their personnel while maintaining a strong identity of physicality. He discusses the importance of offseason development, the integration of air raid concepts with a robust running game, and the strategies they use to maximize their practice efficiency. Join us as we dive into Coach Kammrad's philosophy on tailoring offensive and defensive schemes to highlight player strengths, and how they prepare their team to compete at the highest level.

    Chapters

    Building a Flexible and Physical Scheme

    Identifying and Elevating Returning Players

    Balancing Air Raid and Physicality in Iowa

    Building Physicality in Practice

    Making Grading Actionable and Efficient

    Recognizing the Most Physical Player

    Balancing Physicality and Workload

    Efficient Practices for Optimal Performance

    Balancing Two-Way Players' Reps

    Adapting Focus Over Coaching Career

    Winning Edge


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    Learn More about Signature Championship Rings:
    Signature Championship Rings is a leading designer and supplier of championship rings, serving over 10,000 teams and organizations. With a focus on quality craftsmanship, easy team ordering processes, and affordability, Signature Champions celebrate every champion and their achievements, making their moment last a lifetime. For more information, visit www.signaturechampions.com/podcast.

    The 10% Tool Kit:
    Explore these pages for helpful tips, a winning edge, and special promotions for Coach and Coordinator Podcast listeners. 
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    Winning Edge:
    Here are three key takeaways for coaches looking to build a championship program, based on Justin Kammrad's insights:

    Flexibility in Scheme with a Strong Identity:
    Develop a flexible offensive and defensive scheme that adapts to your personnel. Focus on maintaining a core identity, such as physicality or versatility, that defines your team's approach regardless of the specific tactics employed.

    Comprehensive Offseason Development:
    Prioritize year-round player development to build a well-rounded, high-performing team. This includes strength and conditioning programs, skill development sessions, and integrating mental preparation to ensure athletes are ready for the demands of the season.

    Efficient Practice Strategies:
    Maximize practice efficiency by incorporating concepts that blend multiple offensive and defensive philosophies. For example, integrating air raid principles with a strong running game to keep defenses off balance. Design practice drills and sessions that simulate game scenarios, emphasizing both individual skills and team cohesion.
    By focusing on these areas, coaches can create a dynamic and adaptable program capable of achieving championship success.

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    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
383 Ratings

383 Ratings

Jeremy CF ,

Helpful for new and old coaches

Great content.

BlueandJosh ,

Chat GpT

Overall great talking points with the interviews and knowledgeable coaches. I would suggest laying off the Chat GPT summaries. They take away from the authenticity of the conversation. Also, using AI makes the content feel generic. Words like foster, crucial, critical, delve, and underscore are dead giveaways. Other than that, excellent pod!

Actually understand music ,

Used to be great

Started following back in 2020. Had great football pods where you actually learned ball for young coaches who wanted to soak it in. Now, they’re 5 minute snippets of interviews where it’s generic talking points with the other 8 minutes for ads and promoting.

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