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Re: Developing Coaches
« Reply #225 on: June 29, 2016, 02:16:42 PM »
The start of the season is about a month away, & we are already seeing posts about trouble in paradise. Let's review some important points that I hope this thread has brought out.

First, if you are a HC it is your job to make sure all your coaches are on the same page. Have a meeting, go for a beer, a pizza , a donut, or whatever will work for you & your staff. Clearly define each member of the staff's roll & area's of responsibility. Go into detail what schemes you will be running & how they will be taught. Make the general practice plan available, discuss the amount of time & how it will be spent. Clearly establish what EDD's you expect to be done & how to do them.

If you are an AC, the most important thing is loyalty first. This means no complaining to other parents about anything that happens on the field. Never correct of go against another coach on the field. Do it after practice, away from any players. Find out exactly what your roll is, & what you are expected to do. Ask, never demand or insist what you are responsible for. Most of all be reliable & accountable.

I hope this helps.

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Re: Developing Coaches
« Reply #226 on: June 29, 2016, 06:24:02 PM »
The start of the season is about a month away, & we are already seeing posts about trouble in paradise. Let's review some important points that I hope this thread has brought out.

First, if you are a HC it is your job to make sure all your coaches are on the same page. Have a meeting, go for a beer, a pizza , a donut, or whatever will work for you & your staff. Clearly define each member of the staff's roll & area's of responsibility. Go into detail what schemes you will be running & how they will be taught. Make the general practice plan available, discuss the amount of time & how it will be spent. Clearly establish what EDD's you expect to be done & how to do them.

If you are an AC, the most important thing is loyalty first. This means no complaining to other parents about anything that happens on the field. Never correct of go against another coach on the field. Do it after practice, away from any players. Find out exactly what your roll is, & what you are expected to do. Ask, never demand or insist what you are responsible for. Most of all be reliable & accountable.

I hope this helps.

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Re: Developing Coaches
« Reply #227 on: June 29, 2016, 07:23:21 PM »
I have my two assistants coaching our camp right now and I'm reading a book and waiting for a couple of the high school kids to come back from Taco Bell. The kids asked if they could go and then they asked if I wanted a Mountain Dew Baja Blast and then they asked if I'd pay.

I think I have this coaching development thing down.
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Re: Developing Coaches
« Reply #228 on: June 29, 2016, 08:08:24 PM »
I get the trainers a Slurpee very now & again. I am never without cold water, & the coaches are always giving me grief about the special treatment I get. I tell them it's the Grandpa thingy.

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Re: Developing Coaches
« Reply #229 on: June 29, 2016, 09:54:31 PM »
The funny thing is, as the "Coach Emeritus," I'm just a glorified water boy.

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Re: Developing Coaches
« Reply #230 on: July 01, 2016, 01:01:12 PM »
I see the good teachers in my school do this. Never knew there was a name for it.

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Re: Developing Coaches
« Reply #231 on: July 02, 2016, 09:50:04 AM »
TF

There are several coaching & teaching methods that I have been fortunate enough to learn. Having been to "Train the Trainer" & spent time with a marine DI, many of my coaching methods have changed over the years. Visualization & self confidence are important building blocks. The USMC believes in order to get to that step first you must strip a recruit to his base element. This becomes a tear down than build up process. It also all fits into coaching every rep & never settling for a rep that is only part good.

There is another important factor that often gets overlooked. Before every game I remind our players it is a game & go have fun.

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Re: Developing Coaches
« Reply #232 on: July 02, 2016, 03:36:34 PM »
I've learned so much about coaching from this site besides the x and o's in the last couple years. Wish I had started being serious about coaching earlier in my career.  I never realized how much fun coaching this game could be.

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Re: Developing Coaches
« Reply #233 on: July 08, 2016, 07:06:52 PM »
Bob Goodman touched on a subject that often gets me upset about posting & posters here. It was in the thread about hand placement on a tackle that Kyle started. Basically, it was about changing the way things are done to match your skill level. I have had conversations with Tito & others on this very subject.

Example:

Coach can't teach a good 3 point stance, ok so we will use a 2 pt stance but not teach that properly either.

Back & QB can't make the mesh properly on a running play, instead of coaching it & perfecting it, allow the back to change his path.

Changing the alignment on a defense & wondering why you lose being gap sound.

The list goes on & on. It is really about doing things the right way & not allowing anything less. I understand the problems of coaching different skill levels. That doesn't mean we have to change the standard of excellence we will accept from our players.

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Re: Developing Coaches
« Reply #234 on: July 08, 2016, 08:09:57 PM »
To Joe's point.  There are tried and true reasons things works they way they do.  Innovation is Rare, Hybridation is Rampant!  WTF am I talking about? 

True Innovation is Rare these days.  Much of what we ascribe to is what the innovators of the game implemented and the folks who hybridized those ideas into run today. Not saying one is better or greater than the other because it ALL takes Risk, Trial, and Error!   

Yet I would say that not one of the Great Coaches would ever say that the bottom line isn't:

Learn how to Block!
Learn how to Tackle!
Execute to the best of ones ability!

These 3 things will get you as far as you are capable, regardless of scheme! 

To my puny mind, the greatest innovation that EVER happened in Football was......."The Forward Pass"!   Not Zone Blocking, Not the 4-3 Defense or Zone Coverage, Not the Wing-T or Triple Option!  The simple ability to pass the ball forward!   

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Re: Developing Coaches
« Reply #235 on: July 08, 2016, 08:20:14 PM »
Dusty

It's amazing, I have been coaching 41 seasons now. I have never invented a play, a defense, a coverage or a technique. Instead I learned from those who do it best.

Joe
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Re: Developing Coaches
« Reply #236 on: July 08, 2016, 08:23:29 PM »
Joe:

Your response is in yellow with a white background.  We (I) cant see it

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Re: Developing Coaches
« Reply #237 on: July 08, 2016, 08:40:35 PM »
Joe:

Your response is in yellow with a white background.  We (I) cant see it

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Im really liking yellow on the black background.

I wish I could make it my default over white lettering. 
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Re: Developing Coaches
« Reply #238 on: July 08, 2016, 08:46:12 PM »
I believe the two most visible sets of colors for road signs are black on yellow and yellow on black. I could be wrong, though.
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Re: Developing Coaches
« Reply #239 on: July 08, 2016, 10:28:37 PM »
I believe the two most visible sets of colors for road signs are black on yellow and yellow on black. I could be wrong, though.

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