[PODCAST] Coach and Coordinator: Rick Darlington (7/14/17)

By Stephen Spiewak | Posted 7/14/2017

Apopka (Fla.) head coach Rick Darlington is today’s guest on the USA Football Coach and Coordinator podcast. Darlington has built Apopka into one of the top programs in the state of Florida through his mastery of the single wing offense. He discusses his program’s 6 core values, how programs can overcome talent deficits and how he handles the process of interviewing potential assistant coaches.

Show notes

  • :37   Rebounding from a playoff upset and Apopka's 6 core values
  • 4:01   Offseason program
  • 6:03   Handling problem players
  • 7:29   Getting an entire staff on board
  • 9:03   The art of the interview process
  • 11:53   Inside Darlington's "1907 Pop Warner" offense
  • 15:08   Base plays in single wing
  • 16:12   In-game adjustments
  • 17:14   RPO in the single wing
  • 21:53   The winning edge

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