On this episode of the Coach and Coordinator podcast, we continue the “Your Call” series with Keith Grabowski live from USA Football’s National Conference. Grabowski is joined by head coaches Ben Powell of Cohen High School in New Orleans, La. and Mike Norman of Rutland (Vt.) High School (Vt.) to discuss the impact of USA Football’s Systems along with different football game types and the roles they play in developing players.
01:04 Thoughts in taking over the Cohen program
04:23 Keys for the program turnaround
07:36 Jumping the gap to success
09:37 Hyper focus on detail
12:55 Taking advantage of how technique is taught at National Conference
16:20 Impact of USA Football’s Contact and Tackling Systems
19:40 Skill development within USA Football’s Systems
24:24 Padded flag football
25:25 Coach Norman’s thoughts on padded flag
26:25 Compromise for football
27:30 Observation of kids in 11-man football
28:25 Other coaches’ opinions
30:10 Thoughts on the Football Development Model
31:00 National Conference
Turning it around. School was on 43 game losing streak and only had 15 players when we arrived. Winning season and playoff qualifier three years later.
WL Cohen High School, New Orleans, La Athletic Director/Head Football Coach
20 Years of coaching experience in Texas and Louisiana.
Rutland HS, Rutland, Vermont, Head Football Coach/Athletic Director
Head football Coach at Rutland HS for the last 25 years, won 8 state championships and made the playoffs 22 out of the 25 years.
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