Coaching Process Wins
Summary: The way football coaches learn and prepare is changing as fast as the game. Improve by gaining insight on the latest processes, strategies, and tools used by coaching thought leaders across the nation.
Coaching Process Wins was borne from the philosophy of helping football coaches. We can only help if we stay true that that core belief - Help. The way we do our best to help is by telling the truth. The truth is the only way we can talk about what we believe in. We believe that technology has rightfully worked it's way into making coaching processes better. One of the most prevalent technologies that has made its way into high school football is that of sideline replay. Just like improvements in helmets, improvements in weight lifting, equipment, and improvements in scheme, if coaches don't stay current they can easily be left behind. To be left behind is to meet with a lack of success, and success in all facets of our program is what we each strive for. We also believe we have found a Sideline Replay Technology that we can stand behind and we can use. If we are going to buy it, if we are going to use it (and we are), then we feel confident in talking about it. This Sideline Replay Technology is GameStrat. We came upon GameStrat in the best way possible, through a recommendation of a fellow football coach that uses this new technology. The coach actually reached out to us with no prompting or request. As they say, "word of mouth" is the best form of advertising. We were excited to find out more, so we went right to the GameStrat founder and found out for ourselves. We not only became believers, but also buyers, and we want to share our findings with you. Want $100 off any of GameStrat's offering? ENTER S2A in the Promo Code - Enter your info. here: GAMESTRAT In this podcast we check the following boxes for standing behind GameStrat The best customer service - The CEO/Founder picks up the phone to answer clients trouble shooting problems No in-game down time and stoppage glitches - The GameStrat technology is self-contained meaning no WI-FI issues. The system will work in a cow pasture The technology allows for instant in-game tagging for important game data cells (Quarter, ODK, D&D, Yard line, hash mark, run/pass, play gain, etc, etc) Because no wi-fi is necessary a coach can review, analyze, and grade the entire game on the bus ride back home on any of his devices Competitive to lower price points on all three package offerings How can you learn more about GameStrat? Remember S2A100 in the Promo Code Listen to this podcast interview with Tunch Akkaya the CEO Go to site: GameStrat Follow GameStrat on twitter at: @ GameStrat_
The statement, "What hill are you willing to die on" is also referred to "pick your battles". A coach is faced with many decisions outside the thoughts of X's and O's, some of them are worth the battle and the hard ache, and some of them have to be walked away from. The morale of this story? Don't fight them all, because there will be a lot of them. But, the few you choose to go to the "wall on", ask yourself two things: Can you win the battle? What are the consequences if you go all the way? More on the Morning Walk-Through about this important topic. Click to go to the Vault WE LOVE FOOTBALL That’s why we built this incredible resource We’ve partnered with some of the top high school and college coaches in the game to bring you a video collection you won’t find anywhere else!
I confuse the difference between what an objective is and what a goal is. I want to really hone in and define an objective. Why? I believe it's a huge factor when improving your team. Simply put, clearly defined objectives for an athlete, a unit, and a team leads to improvement and ultimate success. Objectives ‘“ has the word ‘object’ in it. Objects are concrete. They are something that you can hold in your hand. Definition of Goals and Objectives Goals ‘“ are long-term aims that you want to accomplish. Objectives ‘“ are concrete attainments that can be achieved by following a certain number of steps. Objectives ‘“ can be measured. Simply phrase your objective in the form of a question. For example, ‘I want to accomplish x in y amount of time’ becomes ‘Did I accomplish x in y amount of time?’ This can easily be answered in a yes or no form. Examples of Goals and Objectives Goals ‘“ I want to be a better ball player. I want to learn more about Chinese history. I want to maximize my professional performance. Objectives ‘“ I want to memorize the periodic table before my next quiz. I want to increase my sales by 10% this month. I want learn to play ‘Freebird’ on the guitar. Borrowed from and credited to: differencebetween.net Click to go to the Vault WE LOVE FOOTBALL That’s why we built this incredible resource We’ve partnered with some of the top high school and college coaches in the game to bring you a video collection you won’t find anywhere else!
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Coaches can be proactive in growing the game of football when they share stories like Larry's and how the sport can make a life changing Impact. The story of Larry is what it's all about Team IMPACT is a national nonprofit dedicated to improving the lives of children with serious and chronic illnesses, and the college athletes who support them. Founded in 2011, Team IMPACT matches children facing life-threatening and chronic illnesses, ages 5-16, with local college sports teams for a two-year partnership. Children are “drafted” to the team and participate as full-fledged members, attending practices, games, team dinners, events and more—serving not only as teammates, but as inspiration. How you can get involved? see below The outcomes of the program are three-fold: Children will have an improved quality of life as demonstrated through their increased optimism, confidence and feeling of belonging, which will help them to better accept their medical circumstances and be engaged in their daily social interactions. Families will feel connected and supported, giving them a sense of normalcy and an overall lessening of stress for the entire family unit. Collegiate student athletes will have a deeper insight into and appreciation for the challenges faced by others and they will be civic-minded regarding their roles and responsibilities in their communities in the future. In just 6 years, Team IMPACT has drafted more than 1,200 children to college athletic teams on 450 college campuses in 46 states. There are currently more than 1,000 teams waiting to be matched with a courageous child, so we appreciate your help in spreading the word! For more information, or how to get involved, visit: www.goteamimpact.org. #BeTheIMPACT Click to go to the Vault. 10% of your Staff Membership is donated to Team Impact. Every member of your staff (5 or 15) will have full access to the Vault! WE LOVE FOOTBALL That’s why we built this incredible resource We’ve partnered with some of the top high school and college coaches in the game to bring you a video collection you won’t find anywhere else!
When you put it into perspective, and realize you're not alone you can deal with these frustrations a lot more positively.
I almost made a major mistake today. I got justifiably upset with a player at practice. When practice was over I got distracted and almost let the young man leave to go home. Thankfully I got to him and we were able to talk. The experience reminded me that it is imperative that no one should leave the experience of my coaching feeling dejected in any way. The day may have been bad, the player may have messed up, but he deserves to know that it's not a personal thing. No matter what, it's my job as a coach to "coach up" my players. They always need to leave knowing I care about them as a person. They should never feel as though I only think of them as an athlete.
Don Shula was the first coach that I heard and read about that placed a period in practice to coach, drill, and emphasize a small phase of the game he deemed "The Winning Edge". That Edge could be anything he felt his team would need to have the difference making mentality to earn victory. At any point, known only to him, during practice he would blow his whistle and shout "Winning Edge!" He then would give an emphatic instruction for that phase he wanted to emphasize carried out on the spot. Both players and assistants had to be prepared both physically and mentally to jump into that phase of the game immediately and with out hesitation. This episode details some ideas to incorporate this concept into any practice. Examples: No time outs. F.G. team has to rush onto field for an end of half kick with time winding down from 15 seconds. Offense just fumbled at their own 1 yard line. Defense has to jump into sudden change mode and make a goal line stand. Kickoff team just recovered an on-side kick at mid field. With no time outs the offense needs to move the ball into field goal range for a game winning kick
You will never know if we won or lost by the way I coach next Monday An old coach told me something that I've always taken to heart, "If I change the way I coach after a loss then there must be something wrong with the way I coach after a win, so I coach hard all the time". Win or lose, our players should expect our approach to always be consistent. A coach shouldn't change due to either a win or a loss, thus letting mood dictate style. There has been many a coach lose next week's game due to his carry over of the lingering mental battle of last week's game. We can't let that happen. Always coach the plan and the process. Move forward and coach with consistency.
I had a conversation today with a football coach that admitted he had forgotten a certain facet in the teaching of a scheme. Automatically the following came out of my mouth: "You know the game has a way of humbling us, the moment you think you've covered everything is the same moment you realize you forgot that one thing that can ultimately get you beat." And, as is often the case, that one little thing is where you get exploited, and losing because of it is often the result. I've found that a thorough checklist is always the best thing to have for every facet of the game. This episode details having those list thought out and at the ready. A few examples of categories to make check lists for: All equipment needed for a road game Depth charts for every situation Pre-game sideline/press box check (head phones) Go for 2 chart When to take a knee to end the half or game chart Click to go to the Vault WE LOVE FOOTBALL That’s why we built this incredible resource We’ve partnered with some of the top high school and college coaches in the game to bring you a video collection you won’t find anywhere else!
THE MORNING WALK-THROUGH #57 – A coach’s duty in 40 characters or less
THE MORNING WALK-THROUGH #56 – This is what football coaches ought to be standing up for to protect the game.
THE MORNING WALK-THROUGH #55 – A Work-Around: A plan or method to circumvent a problem.
THE MORNING WALK-THROUGH #54 – People seldom see the halting and painful steps by which the most insignificant success is achieved.
THE MORNING WALK-THROUGH #53 – Hellen Keller, A Football Coach, Vision, and Expectations