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One of the key elements to success in coaching is communication.  Everyone likes to feel that they are a part of the decision making process and are valued by the head coach.  In today's world we have text messages, e mail and other various sorts of communicating with one another.  But there is s ...
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Bill Walsh was the first to talk about a method of scripting plays, which he called "openers."  He believed that the players enjoyed knowing what the first plays of the game would be.  It made them comfortable.  Walsh believed in 10-15 opening plays but his script would often go into the 20's. He ...
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Join us here at ALFCA during the month of March--it's Bill Walsh month.  We will take a look at the 49ers legendary coach and his philosophies of football.  Walsh's ideas are still be used today from the NFL to high school.Walsh played at the College of San Mateo and San Jose State and then spent ...
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Last week Buddy Anderson of Vestavia Hills was selected to be inducted into the National High School Hall of Fame.  This Hall of Fame is administered by the National Federation of State High School Associations.  As a high school coach, there is no greater honor.Buddy Anderson is very uncommon whe ...
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Scripting offensive opening plays is nothing new.  The great Bill Walsh made it famous in the 1980's with the San Francisco 49ers and coaches have done their own version down through the years.Most coaches script a dozen or so plays to use as openers and then call the rest of the game off of the kn ...
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In part one, we looked at some of the reasons that scripting can help the offensive play caller.  Here are some more ideas that might help the offensive coach in his thinking if he decides to script plays.Try a 25 play script- A longer script for 1st and 2nd down plays can allow you to get your run ...
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