- Develop a program philosophy that adapts to the roster each year, instead of a "one-size-fits-all" approach
- Break down your offense by plays needed to convert certain situations
- Learn the essential mental attributes for a champion quarterback
- Discover how to use the power run game to complement the zone run game
- Learn the four key parts of a base blocking system (take off, strike, demeanor and finish) to get better in the passing and run game
- Hear Coach Didier explain the areas in the defense's alignment that the offense is most likely to attack
with Kevin Donley,
University of St. Francis Head Coach;
2016 & 2017 NAIA National Champions, 3x NAIA National Runner-Up ('04-'06);
4x NAIA National Coach of the Year ('91, '04, '16, '17);
10x Mid-States Football Association Mideast League Coach of the Year;
back-to-back AFCA NAIA Region 4 Coach of the Year ('16 & '17); 12x MSFA Champions;
distinguished member of the NAIA Hall of Fame ('13);
winningest coach in NAIA history - over 300 career wins (30 winning season, five 13-win seasons)
Developing a football program in a coach's image can be a never-ending task. Kevin Donley - the winningest coach in NAIA history - presents his "Filling the Bucket" approach that has produced over 300 wins, 30 winning seasons, five NAIA National Championship game appearances and the 2016 NAIA National Title.
It all starts with developing a great culture within your program. Donley shares insight into how the relationship between a coach and player can be strengthened while developing players into the best they can be.
All successful programs have a philosophy that players and coaches buy into. Coach Donley focuses on his "Filling the Bucket" approach. You will learn how to get max effort out of players, how develop a physical football program, and how to develop integrity. You will also get 11 key points when dealing with change and potential.
Additionally, Donley explains what he expects in the weight room and how this helps develop culture in a football program.
Filling the Bucket
Coach Donley shows you how to fill a player's bucket so that they reach their fullest potential. You will learn eight key points on how to fill players' buckets, including how to:
- Make players with unlimited potential maximize their abilities.
- Reward players with limited potential, but a high work ethic.
- Develop a physical team in all environments.
- Demand maximum effort while still creating a fun environment.
- Use specialty coaches like a passing game coordinator and defensive run coordinator.
- Create a positive learning environment.
- Limit player distractions.
- Use peer pressure to motivate your players.
Dealing with Change
Learn how to effectively handle things you as a coach cannot control within the school structure. You will see how to overcome program budget cuts as well as dealing with negative attitudes from other coaches.
Coach Donley gives you key pieces to building a championship caliber football program. His interactive "Filling the Bucket" approach gives you the building blocks to create a successful team.
47 minutes. 2018.
with Patrick Donley,
University of St. Francis Co-Offensive Coordinator / Outside Receivers Coach;
2016 NAIA National Champions, 3x NAIA National Runner-Up (2004-06)
Each season and each game, coaches must be prepared for special situations that might arise. In this video, Patrick Donley shares how his team prepares for these situations and provides a valuable 'toolbox' to employ for consistent success in your program.
Coach Donley takes you to the classroom to dissect game film from various situations, and how to develop your game plan to achieve success. His approach will provide you with play calls designed to fit the situation you are facing. His toolbox features:
- Touchdown Plays - Scoring potential from anywhere on the field.
- 15+ yard tools - Extra long conversion plays.
- 10+ yard tools - Long yardage conversion plays.
- 5+ yard tools - Medium yardage conversion plays.
- Short Tools- Short yardage conversion plays.
Each tool set includes breakdowns of techniques and strategies. Donley will teach you:
- How to run efficient "rub" routes vs. man coverage. In short yardage situations, rub routes tend to create an open receiver wi