Today on the Coach and Coordinator podcast is returning guest, Thad Wells, head coach at Mooresville (N.C.) High School. In his first season at Mooresville, he led a previously 4-8 team to a 9-4 record and the school’s first playoff in ten years. Prior to Mooresville, Wells was the head coach at Blacksburg (Va.) High School for three seasons. Under Wells, Blacksburg went 27-12 overall, including state title in 2016.
On today’s show, Wells and host Keith Grabowski converse about how to think the game on a deeper level, including how to find ways to improve that other coaches aren’t thinking about.
1:46 Future of football
4:23 Finding success as a coach
7:05 Use of technology in the high school game and developing ways to improve as a coach
15:09 Use of personal development time for coaches
20:00 How recruiting is one of the biggest areas for growth in the sport
25:02 Finding opportunities to improve your program
33:30 OODA Loop
37:22 Evolution of tempo on offense/defense and position-less offense
44:00 Building practice to match your philosophy
49:45 Learning in practice and taking advantage of practice
52:00 Training players and coaches with VR
55:15 Finding different areas to improve
1:01:40 Creating situations to improve communication between players on the field
1:06:37 How improving systems can save time
1:10:18 Cheap ways to train your eyes
1:13:23 Connect with Coach
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