Get expert advice and insight on practice planning, the Fire Zone defense, playing with tempo, team building and more!
- Get 14 strategies for building an entire program from the ground up using the "Power of the Unit"
- Learn how your off-season training can develop leaders and help with team building
- Learn how to develop competitive practices using the "10 Hard Plays" concept
Following a successful stint at the University of Toledo where he went 35-15 overall as a head coach, Matt Campbell was hired to lead the Iowa State football program at the end of the 2015 season. The youngest head coach (36 years old) in all of the Power 5 conferences, Coach Campbell will look to turn Iowa State's program around.
Strategies for Efficient Game Planning & Effective Practices
featuring Matt Campbell, Iowa State University Head Coach
Coach Campbell provides you with a template and structure to increase your meeting and practice efficiency to maximize the effectiveness of your practices while reducing excessive player collisions. Coach Campbell describes how the Iowa State coaching staff plans out their game weeks, how he delegates game planning responsibilities to his assistant coaches, daily practice and meeting objectives day-by-day, and shares outstanding non-contact individual and team drills that will help keep your team fresh for game day. Includes diagrams and explanation on how practices are run at Iowa State.
Foundations to a Great Defense
featuring Scott Heitland, Head Coach, and Brian Hutzel, Defensive Coordinator at Dallas Center Grimes (IA) High School
Coaches Heitland and Hutzel bring a wide variety of techniques and philosophies to coach the defensive side of the ball. Coach Heitland describes how he has been successful in setting a winning culture and the demands he puts on his players. He also explains that he does this by partnering with his players and holding them responsible. Coach Hutzel covers how his defensive staff plans and implements practice. He explains how they get position coaches and players to make everything a man-to-man competition. Find out how to "platoon" your players effectively when creating your defensive scheme to keep your players fresh for the 4th quarter!
Simplified High School Offense
featuring Tom Wilson, Head Coach, and Andy Pollock, Offensive Coordinator, Dowling Catholic (IA) High School, 3x 4A State Champions (2013, '14, ‘15)
Coach Pollock explains how they have created an up-tempo offense built to confuse and wear their opponents out. He goes through everything from how Dowling simplified their complex offense so it can run quickly and smoothly. Coach Pollock goes through several film clips in order to break down reads and keys to running their offense. Coach Wilson goes into specific detail on how to set up the program and who he likes to surround himself with when it comes to hiring staff.
Playing with Tempo
featuring Tom Manning, Iowa State University Offensive Coordinator; and the ISU coaching staff
The coaches give you five variations and in-depth description to help your team play a tempo style of offense that fits your needs. In addition, you'll get detailed explanation on how to install one of their Mascot plays, and how to coach each position group.
Fire Zone Defense
featuring Jon Heacock, Iowa State University Defensive Coordinator; and the ISU coaching staff
The Fire Zone defensive package gives the defense the opportunity to disrupt an up-tempo offense by disguising the blitz and coverage package by rolling coverage out of a Cover 2 concept. Coach Heacock uses a PowerPoint to diagram four rush and coverage concepts in the package. Each position coach goes into great detail on the running of "Snake," a Fire Zone that brings strong side pressure off of the edge.
Philosophy of a Championship Program
featuring Dan McCarney, former Iowa State Head Coach ('95 - '06); 2016 Hall of Fame inductee
Coach McCarney gives coaches a game-plan on how to build and turn a program around. Using footage from his days with the University of Florida, he shares some of his favorite everyday drills for developing