There is so much more to coaching football than just the x’s and o’s. Football is the ultimate team sport.
The best coaches that I know are not only have great football minds, but they are elite motivators. There is so much more to coaching than just the x’s and o’s.
The first thing you need to do when you are building a program philosophy and team culture is to create a clear mission statement. When building your team’s / program’s culture it’s important that all coaches are models of that philosophy and culture.
We tell our athletes all the time that their body will only run as good as the food they put into it. For me coaching football goes well beyond the X’s and O’s- we are life coaches.
We talk a lot with our kids about “dominating the controllables”. Regardless of situation, there are 3 things we can ALWAYS control- our attitude, our effort, and our toughness.
We can not predict what will happen next in the youth sports world in the coming weeks and months due to the impact of Covid-19 (Novel Coronavirus). There is much speculation as to how local leagues will be effected by the current pandemic.
There is no greater foundational resource to a successful High School Football program than a strong Youth Football connection. The alignment between the Youth and High School program are an essential key to success.
Now that the season is over for the majority of us it’s time we take a look and reflect on the past season. This is a very important process for coaches.
The limiting factor on all football teams is time. Every team has a limited amount of practice time and a limited amount of practice reps.
One thing that all coaches, players and parents can agree on is no one wants to have a practice where there are lots of kids standing around. Kids standing around at practice are not getting better at football and normally are not having fun.
I coined the term ‘edge training’ sometime ago when I realized my youth football athletes were spending a little too much time idle, and I wanted them to get some work in. To fix this, I set up a training program at home, a little bit outside of the box and set to be fun, […]
We believe that culture is the most important element in building a team or program. Without a strong culture your team will struggle to deal with the ups and downs of the season.
These 5 Concepts apply to coaches and players. Always remember that your team’s attitude, body language, and overall vibe is a reflection of how they are being coached.
Pre-Practice is a great time for the Offensive Line to work through some of their basic movement patterns that will increase their ability to complete their assignments. There are a variety of different ways you can approach pre-practice.
Coaching Mental Toughness in Youth Sports Mental toughness is a phrase that is thrown around a lot in sport and competition. Athletes demonstrate mental toughness coming back from an injury or battling back for a come-from-behind win.