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Offline PSLCOACHROB

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Re: Developing Coaches
« Reply #435 on: November 28, 2016, 11:06:04 PM »
I really don't think it's important to try to figure out who came up with it.
It'll just remain a mystery forever.

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Re: Developing Coaches
« Reply #436 on: November 28, 2016, 11:30:17 PM »
A Whistle and a Play Book don't make you an informed Coach.  Just like a Sunday Add and Consumers Digest don't make you an informed Consumer.

If you sift through or the information here or sit through a dozen speakers at a Clinic and come away with nothing because you couldn't find anything that agrees with your perception, thats on you.  I have gone to years worth of Clinics and 9 out of 10 times I come away with more than a few nuggets I can use.  In fact, the last few clinics I have attended, I purposely sought those schemes unlike those I use or am familiar with.  Lets face it.  Any Clinic worth its salt is not intentionally bringing in speakers simply to "Fill Time" or provide attendees a "Verbal Resume".

Lets go back to the "Unwritten Inference". 

Always add the words "In my experience", "Here's what I see a lot", or "In my opinion" to the beginning of every post, even if it's already there.  It does tend to take the edge off in many circumstances.  Then add in this concept:

"I dont have to believe everything in "Lock Step"! 

Look for things you can use to "Fill Your Toolbox"!

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Re: Developing Coaches
« Reply #437 on: November 28, 2016, 11:59:48 PM »


Always add the words "In my experience", "Here's what I see a lot", or "In my opinion" to the beginning of every post, even if it's already there.  It does tend to take the edge off in many circumstances. 


Meh. We don't have to sugar coat everything. If we disagree, & you pussy foot around w/ it & don't present a strong case, i'm likely to ignore it. But if I respect you & or you're really adamant, i'm much more likely to consider it. Think sugar coating often holds us back.

The most effective approach is to build a relationship, gain respect for one another, then cut the BS & give honest opinions.

I try to converse & give opinions, operating from the standpoint that you're grown men that can handle grownup convos, & while you might get upset (that happens in life), we can move past it like adults.

This is also why I share my game film & put my name on it. There's a credibility that I associate w/ doing so. You can watch our teams & be the judge of if i'm someone who's advise/opinion on coaching is worth considering.
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Re: Developing Coaches
« Reply #438 on: November 29, 2016, 12:21:11 AM »
If we all cant respect what each others opinions are then there will be no point . I don't know were this thing went wrong but none of this warrants anybody to feel any kind of way at least in my mind. Try being part of my family we insult each other daily fight and argue. But when it comes to our family and kids we swallow our pride and that ain't easiest thing to do with Puerto Ricans LOL. We spend every holiday and bday together regardless of how me my brother and sister feel about each other on a daily basis.

Nothing has gone wrong per say. Honestly I think everyone gets along quite well and has learned to shuck and gibe with one another.

But that has taken some time and some written interactions or phone calls or personal visits.

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Re: Developing Coaches
« Reply #439 on: November 29, 2016, 12:28:07 AM »
Your skin seems to be just fine. I don't think Joe is throwing a tantrum. He's just frustrated. Frustrated that he would have to edit his content, which is always civil, usually friendly but sometimes brutally honest. I don't like when people sugar coat things. I don't have the patience for it and I can handle the truth. If I'm full of crap let me know. But that's me.

Joe is the consummate professional. Others not so much. The vast majority keep things civil.   

Explain sugar coating. Here? On your Staff? At work?
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Re: Developing Coaches
« Reply #440 on: November 29, 2016, 12:29:15 AM »
I really don't think it's important to try to figure out who came up with it.

 ;)
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Re: Developing Coaches
« Reply #441 on: November 29, 2016, 06:45:13 AM »
Joe is the consummate professional. Others not so much. The vast majority keep things civil.   

Explain sugar coating. Here? On your Staff? At work?
Everywhere and by everyone. If I am screwing up I want to know it in no uncertain terms.

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Re: Developing Coaches
« Reply #442 on: November 29, 2016, 12:23:37 PM »
Everywhere and by everyone. If I am screwing up I want to know it in no uncertain terms.

Well I do believe if you took on a new MM team you'd find your coaching happy place again. Worked for me about 15 years ago or so.
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« Reply #443 on: November 29, 2016, 01:04:50 PM »
Well I do believe if you took on a new MM team you'd find your coaching happy place again. Worked for me about 15 years ago or so.
I'm pretty sure my head would explode. I'm so disillusioned with the adults now and they are the same regardless of thw age group. At least around here they are. I'm a fundies guy more so than scheme so I would probably like the age group because scheme is so unimportant at that level. I would definitely run ubsw though. Wedge is a beast with the little guys and I would only have to teach 3 other blocking schemes. Right now I am convinced I am not coaching next year but that will probably change.

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Re: Developing Coaches
« Reply #444 on: November 29, 2016, 01:09:48 PM »
I'm pretty sure my head would explode. I'm so disillusioned with the adults now and they are the same regardless of thw age group. At least around here they are. I'm a fundies guy more so than scheme so I would probably like the age group because scheme is so unimportant at that level. I would definitely run ubsw though. Wedge is a beast with the little guys and I would only have to teach 3 other blocking schemes. Right now I am convinced I am not coaching next year but that will probably change.

It will reboot what is really important and reinforce that the adults are not the heathens you might think they are.

Full control is what you need and none of them know anything about anything so you are in fundy heaven....with a smile on your face because they are hilarious.
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Re: Developing Coaches
« Reply #445 on: November 29, 2016, 01:58:39 PM »
Well I do believe if you took on a new MM team you'd find your coaching happy place again. Worked for me about 15 years ago or so.
Assisted with a Mighty Mite team this past years and it did wonders for me.  :)
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Re: Developing Coaches
« Reply #446 on: November 29, 2016, 03:01:19 PM »
Your skin seems to be just fine. I don't think Joe is throwing a tantrum. He's just frustrated. Frustrated that he would have to edit his content, which is always civil, usually friendly but sometimes brutally honest. I don't like when people sugar coat things. I don't have the patience for it and I can handle the truth. If I'm full of crap let me know. But that's me.
I am not aiming criticism at any one individual. Joe seems like a nice enough guy. I am all for brutal honesty.  But as is on display with Joe, I am not sure their is any real want of the brutal honesty, back and forth.
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Re: Developing Coaches
« Reply #447 on: November 29, 2016, 03:10:14 PM »
007

Let's move on to what the thread is really about. The concept that are things we all can do to develop as coaches is something we all need to embrace. Now that the off season is here this is really the time to develop.

Joe
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Re: Developing Coaches
« Reply #448 on: November 29, 2016, 03:12:03 PM »
007

Let's move on to what the thread is really about. The concept that are things we all can do to develop as coaches is something we all need to embrace. Now that the off season is here this is really the time to develop.

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Re: Developing Coaches
« Reply #449 on: November 29, 2016, 03:20:15 PM »
So here I am in a bit of a conundrum. I don't plan on coaching next season. I may be done for good. I thought that last season as well but still traveled 10 hours to Atlanta for Glazier(some rpo guru was there I was interested in) plus I had a good travel companion. Might of even been the same guy. So my thought is do I take the off season off? Will stepping away help recharge my batteries? I've got a chance for to meet Coach C. this weekend if I decide to go to nationals. 3 Glaziers in Florida and the Nike. Should I take a real break to start missing it or stay the course whether I plan on coaching next year or not?