It’s in moments like this that explain why efficient coaching tools and playbook technology wouldn’t just be nice to have, but are absolutely necessary.

First, You Prepare. Then You Win the Game.

These days it feels like I eat, sleep and breathe basketball. I’m either studying plays, researching collegiate and professional programs, touching base with coaches or (let’s be honest) traveling down the deep dark YouTube rabbit hole searching for LeBron’s best dunks or the NCAA’s all-time greatest plays (hours have passed in this hole). I recently Read more about First, You Prepare. Then You Win the Game.[…]

Battling old behaviors to make way for new technology.

Battling Old Behaviors to Make Way for New Technology

  In 1955, Eugene Polley developed the first ever wireless remote control, “Flashmatic.” For the first time in history, channel surfing didn’t require anything more than lifting a hand. It was convenient, innovative and it changed the way we watch TV forever. In 1989, the Information Age would see its greatest legacy with the invention Read more about Battling Old Behaviors to Make Way for New Technology[…]

Pop quiz: How are you teaching your players?

The Super Bowl ads this year were, frankly, kind of a letdown (although Christopher Walken can always make anything funnier.) Good thing the game was a thriller—and a good example of always playing to the end. No matter how you feel about Tom Brady, there’s no doubt that coach Bill Belichick had his guys prepared Read more about Pop quiz: How are you teaching your players?[…]

Technology is changing the way athletes learn

I remember my first fall camp at Kansas, walking into the locker room after our first session of position meetings and everyone was carrying their giant 3-ring binder that contained a couple hundred pages of plays, notes and terminology for that season’s scheme. My locker was with all of the quarterbacks, and I specifically remember Read more about Technology is changing the way athletes learn[…]

A Mistake I’ll Never Make Again

I recently made a critical error in an approach to our communication in a game and it cut our production in half. Starting four freshmen resulted in losing three or four plays a game due to misalignments or assignment errors, which forced me to slow our tempo and try to manage the clock more. Therefore, I decided to switch Read more about A Mistake I’ll Never Make Again[…]

Flipped Learning With Just Play Solutions

I recently wrote about the distracted generation that we currently coach, and how finding ways to connect with and prepare players for success has become increasingly difficult. In my research, what I have found is that most coaches have embraced using technology to better coach players. However in general, I feel that we are really miss opportunities to engage players, and often Read more about Flipped Learning With Just Play Solutions[…]

Efficient install leads to a smooth game planning process

Camp is always a challenging but exciting time for coaches and players.  Hear from Keith Grabowski on how Just Play helped Oberlin College save time, teach faster and streamline camp 2016: Although the playbook might not have changed much from the Spring or previous years, learning for players still starts back at square one.  The Read more about Efficient install leads to a smooth game planning process[…]

Ram/Lion Post-Dig-Drag route from Cedar Hill (TX)

Today’s play of the day is from Cedar Hill High School (TX) QB Coach John Tomlinson.  Follow him on Twitter @JTsWalk. This is Cedar Hill’s “Ram or Lion” concept. The name just means post coming from that side, so Ram is a post from the right and Lion has the post coming from the left. Read more about Ram/Lion Post-Dig-Drag route from Cedar Hill (TX)[…]

Coach Grabowski On How To Use Technology To Create Better Understanding

Keith Grabowski, offensive coordinator and offensive line coach at Oberlin College, recently wrote an article that originally appeared in AFCA Weekly. After learning about a football program that does not use playbooks to install its offense, Grabowski was inspired to discuss how playbooks that are tied to technology can create a better understanding for players. With Read more about Coach Grabowski On How To Use Technology To Create Better Understanding[…]

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