[Podcast] How the HS Coach Implements the Football Development Model - Mike Elder

By Keith Grabowski | Posted 3/26/2019

Mike Elder FDM

Today on the Coach and Coordinator podcast, Keith Grabowski is joined by Avon (Ohio) High School head coach Mike Elder as they discuss USA Football’s Football Development Model (FDM). Grabowski and Coach Elder discuss building a program from the ground up, how the Avon community has embraced FDM’s influence and its effect on player development.

02:00 Developmental framework in Avon

05:11 Getting as many kids as possible

07:50 Impact of football

09:52 How Coach Elder shares information

14:27 Importance of a fun and fulfilling experience

19:45 Getting kids on the field

24:42 Setting parameters

27:15 Avon’s use of padded flag

30:20 Development and progression from flag football

32:28 Recommendation for coaches

35:32 Connect with coach:

Twitter: @coach_elderm


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