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.
I want to start out by saying that I do not hate flag football. I’ve coached spring flag football for almost as long as I have coached tackle youth football.
Coaching youth football is a fun, challenging, and an absolute amazing experience. Seeing kids progress throughout the season as football players & individuals is the most satisfying element.
One of the best parts about football, and sports in general, is the learning that takes place. This sport teaches young men the merit of hard work, the ability to sacrifice for a greater good, and how to overcome adversity.
The off-Season can be a difficult time for athletes. You are removed from your coaches and teammates.
Season Overview The 2018 season was the most memorable season of my coaching career. This was without a doubt my best season to date.
How effective is your play calling? This is something that every coach needs to look at when the season wraps up.
The current trend in society is very anti-meeting. Lots of people perceive meetings as a gigantic waste of time that can be avoided through the use of technology.
The fact is we have power over our health, and the nutrition of our youth football athletes. What we gobble up and swallow each day determines most how active and how healthy we are.
One day I was listening to an audiobook on my way to work (something I highly recommend) and I was struck by a very simple idea. The book I was reading was a leadership book that was all about creating and installing culture within a team.
Installing an offense at the start of the season is one of the most difficult parts of coaching at any level. To effectively install an offense there are multiple variables that must be considered and evaluated.
One of the most difficult things to do is find a balance at the start of the season. There are so many things that need to be worked on.
The art of coaching is bringing a player to a point that he could not have gotten to on his own. This is a popular quote that is in on bulletin boards across the country.
A key component of being a Coordinator on either side of the ball is being organized. When you are organized you have the ability to streamline the learning process for your players and allow them to learn the essentials.
One of the easiest traps for offensive coordinators to fall into is having a bloated playbook with a vast number of plays that have no real connection to each other. Throughout a season it’s easy to add one to two plays a week and end up with a gigantic playbook, while still not having answers […]