Happy Friday, Coaches. Here’s the last FNF Coaches Talk post of the week!

1. CoachTube Video: Preseason Drill Program For Developing Your Running Backs (3:41)

Bobby Acosta an established offensive coordinator and WR/TE specialist. He’s teamed up with Tony Racioppi, a pro and college quarterback trainer, to create a system that connects schemes, ideologies, and team culture with individual position training plans. At Triple Threat Spread Offense, we feel that when systems intentionally combine all aspects of offensive football from team culture, playbook, and drills that you can get the most out of your team.

We believe systems help simplify the game while allowing you as a coach to do multiple things. Through CoachTube we will release courses that depict how Coach Acosta and Coach Racioppi use our system to get the most out of their players and offenses.

Here’s a free sample video of a running back drill manual.

What three drills are essential to your running backs’ development?

2. Coaches corner: Three keys for maximizing game day organization during your scrimmage (MaxPreps)

Coaches — Many of you are preparing for preseason scrimmages or maybe even your season-opener. How do you get organized on game day?

Here are two tips.

1. Have an organized play card
Many times during the offseason, coordinators like to rethink their game day play card. Maybe they see a different play card at a clinic, or they run across one online or in a book they read. The scrimmage is your last shot to make sure that what you are going to use on Friday nights for calling plays is set and ready to go.

The organized play card makes sense because it helps keep the coaches on schedule in getting the plays in on time. This next one is more of a necessity for player substitutions.

2. Have an organized depth chart
Successful programs are very organized, like a well-oiled machine. Part of keeping that machine running is being prepared when a “part” breaks.
What happens when during the second play of the game, your running back gets injured? Or on the first punt, your long snapper breaks his wrist? Are you prepared?

Check out the article to find out another tip.

What prep work do you do to get yourself organized on game day?

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