Game Week: Opponent Breakdown, Gameplanning, Practice, & Call Sheetsby Chris Vasseur
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This course contains a day-by-day implementation plan for coaches starting from Saturday morning and ending before kickoff, and includes sample practice plans from fall camp, in-season, and two different variations of call sheets!
The course takes you through the entire process from breaking an opponent down (my personal favorite part - how we structured our tagging in Hudl by coach to match their responsibilities throughout the week), creating a game plan, structuring your practices for the entire week, and creating a play call sheet. Each phase will not only give you my personal process, it includes how I structured my staff's responsibilities. Each day's practice will contain the individual, group, and team periods we typically used.
This course is perfect for anyone: from seasoned vets looking to shake things up a bit to rookie DCs who don't have a process in place. Please take a look at the topics below for more information!
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Chris Vasseur, AKA "Coach Vass," is a consultant for football teams of all levels across the world. He has worked with amateur, high school, college, and professional teams, including the NFL. He is also the host of the "Make Defense Great Again" and "Run Vass Option" podcasts. Coach Vass also works with Hudl, hosting clinics and producing content for coaching education. Vasseur also runs a Patreon for advancing all things defense!
Coach Vass' last stop was as the Defensive Coordinator/Corners coach for Clovis High School in Clovis, California. In his first year with Clovis, the 2018 team saw its overall CalPreps ranking improve by 100 spots. Before working at Clovis, Vasseur was the Defensive Coordinator/Corners coach for five seasons at Junipero Serra High School (San Mateo) from 2013-2017. In 2017, the Padres won the 2AA CIF State Championship in California, picking up a league title, section title, and regional title. Vasseur led a stingy defense that gave up only 8.5 points per game in the league and held the #1 offense in the entire country to 14 points in the state game, 7 of those coming on a Hail Mary. The Padres also won a league, section, and regional title in 2016, falling short in the state championship game. In 2014, Serra won a league title, and in 2013, they won the one and only CCS Open Division championship for football in school history and a league championship. In total, Vasseur helped the Padres hang 10 banners in 5 years: 4 league championships, 3 section titles, 2 regional titles, and 1 state championship, with his defenses averaging around 14 points a game given up, in the most competitive league in Northern California.
In 2012, Coach Vass was the Defensive Coordinator/Secondary coach for St. Francis High School in Mountain View, California. Coach Vasseur helped the Lancers win their first section title in ten years, helping the defense shave 8 points a game off of their average points.
During the 2011 season, Vasseur was the Corners coach at Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi, coaching with current UIW Safeties coach Brandon Lechtenberg and LSU assistant Ronnie Wheat. In 2010, he was the Secondary Coach and Asst. Defensive Coordinator at Hartnell College in Salinas, California.
Before his second stint in the college game, Vasseur served as the Defensive Coordinator/Corners coach in 2008 and 2009 at Gilroy High School in Gilroy, CA. In 2008, he helped Gilroy shave 9 points a game off their points per game average and a league championship. During the off-seasons of the 2008-2010 high school/junior college seasons, Vasseur served as a coach for the semi-professional team, the Central Coast Barnstormers in Gilroy, CA. In addition, he served as the Defensive Backs coach in 2009, the Defensive Coordinator/Assistant Head Coach in 2010, and the Head Coach for the 2011 season.
Vasseur's first high school coaching job was at Los Altos High School in Los Altos, CA, serving as the Defensive Coordinator/Secondary Coach, working with former SJSU and Utah Offensive Coordinator and Eastern Michigan head coach Rick Rasnick.
Before coaching high school football, Vasseur served as a Graduate Assistant/Assistant Video Coordinator for football at San Jose State University in the fall of 2006. Chris would later receive his Masters in Arts from SJSU in Kinesiology with a focus in Sport Psychology. In his first football job, Vasseur served as a student assistant in the video department for football at the University of Miami during the final semester of his senior year. Vasseur graduated from "The U" in the Fall of 2006, majoring in Political Science with a minor in Music Business and the Entertainment Industry.
A native of Orlando, Florida, Vasseur attended Bishop Moore High School. Chris has a unique background, writing a book and making a record before the age of 25. On said record, Coach Vass played drums on all tracks, bass on 6 tracks, backup vocals, noise guitar, as well as a mouth trumpet solo on the song, "Never (Always) Been About You."
HIGH SCHOOL/COLLEGE COACHING EXPERIENCE
2018-19: Clovis HS (Defensive Coordinator/Defensive Backs)
2013-17: Junipero Serra HS (Defensive Coordinator/Corners – Asst. HC from 2013-15)
2012: St. Francis HS (Defensive Coordinator/Secondary)
2011: Millsaps College (Corners)
2010: Hartnell College (Secondary/Asst. Defensive Coordinator)
2008-09: Gilroy HS (Defensive Coordinator/Corners)
2007: Los Altos HS (Defensive Coordinator/Secondary)
2006: San Jose State (Asst Video Coordinator – Graduate Assistant)
2006: University of Miami (Video – Student Assistant)
SEMI-PRO COACHING EXPERIENCE
2011: Central Coast Barnstormers (Head Coach/Defensive Coordinator)
2010: Central Coast Barnstormers (Defensive Coordinator/Asst. Head Coach)
2009: Central Coast Barnstormers (Secondary/Asst. Defensive Coordinator)