[PODCAST] Coach and Coordinator: Kyle Ralph (6/16/17)

By Stephen Spiewak | Posted 6/16/2017

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Kyle Ralph is today’s guest on the USA Football Coach and Coordinator podcast. Ralph, a graduate of St. Xavier High School (Cincinnati), is currently the head coach at New Palestine (Ind.), which he’s led to a 22-2 record over the last two seasons. He discusses how he disguises his Inside Zone, his use of Power Spread and how he builds culture through a leadership council of players.

Show notes

  • :32 Start as a football coach
  • 2:37 Key takeaways as a young coach
  • 4:40 Impact on coaching philosophy
  • 6:25 "The kids are always first."
  • 8:05 Establishing culture and Ralph’s “Leadership Council” of players
  • 12:55 Power Spread
  • 14:37 Disguising inside zone
  • 18:05 Adjusting week to week
  • 22:54 3x1 Flood
  • 25:49 Mistake as a young coach
  • 32:04 Young coaches need to be prepared to work hard
  • 33:45 Concerns for the game
  • 38:29 "We do the shoulder tackling stuff"
  • 40:33 Two-minute drill

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