Category - BUILDING A PROGRAM

By Dan Guttenplan, FNF Coaches Managing Editor One of the more underappreciated roles on a football team is a coach’s wife. The in-season schedule does not allow for much family time at home, and the emotional toll of the season can leave a...

By Dan Guttenplan, FNF Coaches Editor The end of a football season can come quickly for a team that falls short of its goal of winning a state championship – or even a team that captures the ultimate prize. A coach’s natural inclination might be...

By Dan Guttenplan, FNF Coaches Editor A coach’s responsibility starts with providing a game plan for players each and every week of the season. However, a coach is also tasked with helping young men form a game plan for life. Make character...

By Dan Guttenplan It’s easy to show respect for an official during the pre-game when coaches typically exchange pleasantries with the men in stripes. It’s a far different thing to maintain that level of respect when a coach feels his team has...

Texas coach switches to flexbone to counter size disadvantage By Dan Guttenplan, FNF Coaches Managing Editor Coaches have to find ways to scheme around disadvantages in size or speed. Installing schemes that suit your players’ collective skill set...