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Re: Coaching Knowledge vs Coaching Ability
« Reply #45 on: April 04, 2017, 10:30:51 AM »
I have found if you wait to teach why then they are always wondering in the back of their minds. So I always install GOD rules on day one. It goes in right after 3pt stance. The whys to 3pt stance can be hard to explain if you don't really understand it yourself. That is part of what Feynman was getting at. You have to be able to answer the whys to the little details and explain them so anybody can understand it. Kids will ask why to everything. I am also of the belief that a bad block is better than a no block. Many guys go the direction of emphasizing performing a perfect block which is great. But if that 4i doesn't get blocked and a 6 gets blocked perfectly instead then that 4i makes a tackle for a 4 yard loss. Technique develops over the season but week one all the whos better be accounted for. Nothing worse then a confused player. Different subject but it kinda applies.

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Re: Coaching Knowledge vs Coaching Ability
« Reply #46 on: April 05, 2017, 01:38:58 PM »
99% of the drills we do correlate to action on the field.  Hence we dont spend a lot of time running 20, 40 or 100's we spend more time incorporating running with Pursuit Drills.  Stop And Start, Redirection.  At the same time they are reminded why we do things a certain way!  Just because is never a good answer! 

Sumo is all about quickness, leverage, and defeating or establishing dominance. Encouragement and coaching (instruction) happen as they battle. Its not just because we like to see you sweat!   Kids absolutely know all this before going into the drill.   What we want to see how they do certain things in real time with no time to overthink!  It all translates to the playing field.   ;)

again 4 plays executed extremely well beat 10 that are mediocre!   ;)  Knowledge and ability are a must 
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Re: Coaching Knowledge vs Coaching Ability
« Reply #47 on: April 05, 2017, 03:45:46 PM »
Why not 100%.

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Re: Coaching Knowledge vs Coaching Ability
« Reply #48 on: April 05, 2017, 05:27:24 PM »
We do some Goofy Fun things.  Bag Races etc  Not necessarily related to Football but competition!  ;)
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Re: Coaching Knowledge vs Coaching Ability
« Reply #49 on: April 05, 2017, 05:51:58 PM »
Gotcha. 99% is probably close enough.  :P

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Re: Coaching Knowledge vs Coaching Ability
« Reply #50 on: April 05, 2017, 07:03:57 PM »
Kids adapted Dave P's  "Whose Ball Drill" a bit.  Some of the smaller guys would "scoop and score" instead of falling on it and wrestle for the ball.  Bigger kid would turn a look at us and shrug.    My response:  What are standing here looking at me for?  Go get the ball!  Followed up with, never stop until the Whistle blows Twice!  Just because he didn't fall on it doesn't mean the play is over!   

There is always a teaching point to discuss or explain.   

Then again I battled with some ADHD kids about using more technique.  I finally decided to ease up on that a bit as long as the results were there!   Kinda like spending valuable time trying to perfect the perfect 3 point stance......... 8)
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Re: Coaching Knowledge vs Coaching Ability
« Reply #51 on: April 06, 2017, 04:25:22 PM »
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I could blabber on for a week on this subject.

If you'll talk, I'll listen. Hell, I'll even put up with Michael's digs about it.
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Re: Coaching Knowledge vs Coaching Ability
« Reply #52 on: April 06, 2017, 06:13:42 PM »
If you'll talk, I'll listen. Hell, I'll even put up with Michael's digs about it.

You like my digs.  Just own it.
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Re: Coaching Knowledge vs Coaching Ability
« Reply #53 on: April 07, 2017, 10:19:15 AM »
You like my digs.  Just own it.

I lost the receipt. You got a customer service department?
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Re: Coaching Knowledge vs Coaching Ability
« Reply #54 on: April 07, 2017, 10:43:58 AM »
He has a very well staffed complaint department.

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Re: Coaching Knowledge vs Coaching Ability
« Reply #55 on: May 24, 2017, 11:16:26 AM »
I could blabber on for a week on this subject.

You do know there's a DC Clinic coming up, right?

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Re: Coaching Knowledge vs Coaching Ability
« Reply #56 on: May 24, 2017, 11:22:33 AM »
Before you teach anything to a child you should try it out.

I don't wait until I'm on the field to teach a concept to my players, to see if I know how to teach it.  I rehearse it over and over and over, then I script it, I talk to other coaches about it or even my girlfriend.  When I'm comfortable taking the concept to the field, then I teach it to them.  But I'm not showing up on Opening Night and just trying to wing it.

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Re: Coaching Knowledge vs Coaching Ability
« Reply #57 on: May 24, 2017, 11:26:08 AM »
I have found if you wait to teach why then they are always wondering in the back of their minds.

^ This is the crux of my coaching philosophy.

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Re: Coaching Knowledge vs Coaching Ability
« Reply #58 on: May 24, 2017, 12:06:10 PM »
^ This is the crux of my coaching philosophy.

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I've been around guys who were the don't ask question just do it types. I guess that can work but I don't think it builds trust. The player has to trust you if he is going to do something that seems strange or wrong to them. "Because I said so" has never been an acceptable answer to me.

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Re: Coaching Knowledge vs Coaching Ability
« Reply #59 on: May 24, 2017, 01:04:23 PM »
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Usually the guys who are coaching with the do it this way because I said so, are the ones who don't know why. The coaches who know the whys are the ones learning & teaching.

The other issue is the guys who will constantly say "I told him to do (Insert basic skill)". We don't tell our players we coach them. That means drills & real life experience.

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