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Offline MHcoach

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Players holding their team mates accountable
« on: July 12, 2017, 11:56:24 AM »
I am a stickler for attention to detail. Things like a foot over the starting line in a drill, or not finishing.
 I was watching a college game & they talked about players holding their team mates accountable rather than coaches. I love the idea but wasn't sure how to implement it. I wanted my team to do this but I also wanted it to be their idea. The other day I was ranting about attention to detail, & calling out where are the leaders here. Our rising Senior QB & rising Senior DE shouted out anyone over the line or false starting owed them 20 push ups. They enforced it. They called the player out. Yesterday they both were on top these things, only a communist Kicker lined up over the line & they straightened it out.
 We had no false starts.

It's amazing when the players do it instead of the coaches.

Joe
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Bill Walsh

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Re: Players holding their team mates accountable
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2017, 12:00:51 PM »
Funny, all of our teams that made it to nationals did it on their own. Probably not a coincidence. I guess you could have a conversation with the leaders and ask them to go ahead and do it. I just think that true leaders go ahead and do it without a nudge. Though maybe they hold their tongue if they feel it is not their place.

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Re: Players holding their team mates accountable
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2017, 12:08:00 PM »
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They did on their own & was proud of them. I spoke with them afterwards & now they recruited other players to join the senior leadership it's starting out nice, I will let you guys know if it continues.

Joe
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Re: Players holding their team mates accountable
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2017, 12:12:08 PM »
It is one of those chicken and egg things. You want it, but you can't force it or it feels disingenuous.

It was what we were after when we used to do our water jug exercise (http://www.dumcoach.com/team-building/discipline-9817/msg135464/#msg135464. I actually stole it from Mahonz and went a little overboard with the details.

It was always the first thing we did on the first practice. I would pick four random kids and show them what I wanted. They had to show the rest of the team. What I wanted was to see if someone would take charge and get it done without me doing anything. If we found a kid who would do it and got results, we did what we could to fan that flame.
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Re: Players holding their team mates accountable
« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2017, 01:01:31 PM »
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Re: Players holding their team mates accountable
« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2017, 01:33:13 PM »
Michael

Thanks. Good to see ya back.

Joe
"Champions behave like champions before they're champions: they have a winning standard of performance before they are winners"
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