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Getting the staff on the same page
« on: June 18, 2018, 06:11:28 PM »
Hey Joe, how do you guys go about getting the lower level and new coaches up to speed?  The place I'm at does not do a good job with this.  I'm the OC for a freshman team this year.  I told the varsity HC that the defensive coaches did not know the scheme real well after meeting with them.  He said he'd probably just come down and call D on game days.  I said that won't help much if we're getting nothing done at practice.  I said he needs to meet with the coaches and detail exactly what he wants.  He said it's probably easier if he just calls it on game days.  Yikes!

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Re: Getting the staff on the same page
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2018, 06:49:47 PM »
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One of the things we do is shadow the varsity coaches in the Spring. The other is during parts of Practice JV & Frosh are on the field with us doing the same drills. This way the varsity coaches have impact on the drills, & everyone learns the same thing.

Next, we spend time going over film & scheme with our younger coaches. Time is either during the summer, or at camp when there is a break. We include the younger coaches in everything we do.

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Re: Getting the staff on the same page
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2018, 07:00:46 PM »
I figured as much.  Thanks.

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Re: Getting the staff on the same page
« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2018, 09:44:29 PM »
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A coach unwilling to teach scares me.

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Re: Getting the staff on the same page
« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2018, 09:51:01 PM »
Yea, I don't get it.  Thanks for always answering when I have a question.

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Re: Getting the staff on the same page
« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2018, 09:24:44 AM »
One of the things I can never understand is coaches unwilling to help those in their program, then complaining about bad coaching. The reason we started incorporating all 3 levels into parts of practice was to make it seamless. At first I was totally against the idea. I didn't want to lose a second of valuable teaching time. While I have never refused anyone help, I didn't want my time on the field interrupted.

I was very pleasantly surprised that instead, the result pushed the older players to be better role models, & never once interfered.

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Re: Getting the staff on the same page
« Reply #6 on: June 19, 2018, 01:52:23 PM »
Hahaha.  You've hit the nail on the head once again.  You're first sentence describes exactly what is happening. 

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Re: Getting the staff on the same page
« Reply #7 on: June 19, 2018, 02:16:58 PM »
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A coach unwilling to teach scares me.

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Almost as much as one unwilling to learn.  😣
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Re: Getting the staff on the same page
« Reply #8 on: June 19, 2018, 05:35:35 PM »
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There isn't a day that goes by that I don't try to learn something new. That doesn't mean I change what I do, rather I want to learn a better way to teach.


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Re: Getting the staff on the same page
« Reply #9 on: June 20, 2018, 04:34:28 PM »
Joe, do you guys platoon on the lower levels?

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Re: Getting the staff on the same page
« Reply #10 on: June 20, 2018, 06:35:32 PM »
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Yes, but no. I get that's ambiguous answer. We start basically with 2 platoon, but the better players will see 2 way action. At the JV level, smaller roster, the better players will play a good part of the game. Frosh will have a bigger roster, so depending on how good the opponent is will determine playing time. We try to get everyone time even though it's HS.

We really believe players have to learn both sides. The better players do on the Varsity. Our starting Safety will be a JR, & is very good. He will see 5-6 reps a game on O.

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