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Offline Luc

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Re: How did you come across the Dumcoach Forum?
« Reply #45 on: April 04, 2014, 06:11:57 AM »
1) I was searching for more information about Coach Cisar after reading his whole blog if I recall.
2) I registered to make two posts about 9 men football, one on offense and one on defense asking for help.
3) it took me a long long time to get passed the feeling of inadequacy I had about not only not knowing enough to contribute, but not even enough to ask sensible questions.

Things have changed. I still don't know enough, but I ask anyway ;)

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Re: How did you come across the Dumcoach Forum?
« Reply #46 on: April 04, 2014, 09:38:35 AM »
it took me a long long time to get passed the feeling of inadequacy I had about not only not knowing enough to contribute, but not even enough to ask sensible questions.

--Luc, you reach out.  You research.  You work to understand.   A lot of guys say they're willing to work hard, but you are. 

Things have changed.

--What's changed?

I still don't know enough

--None of us do.

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Re: How did you come across the Dumcoach Forum?
« Reply #47 on: April 04, 2014, 09:43:26 AM »
I was spending time on another board. Coach Doug recommended to try here, telling me I knew quite a few of the contributors. Been here ever since.

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Re: How did you come across the Dumcoach Forum?
« Reply #48 on: April 04, 2014, 09:47:23 AM »
I was spending time on another board

There's another board?

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Re: How did you come across the Dumcoach Forum?
« Reply #49 on: April 04, 2014, 10:48:18 AM »
Things have changed.
--What's changed?
I still don't know enough
--None of us do.
That's what's changed. One of the things I learned since then is that none of us do.

That's why asking even dumb questions makes sense.

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Re: How did you come across the Dumcoach Forum?
« Reply #50 on: April 04, 2014, 11:02:11 AM »
One of the things I learned since then is that none of us do.

That's why asking even dumb questions makes sense.

lol  Great answer.  :)

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Re: How did you come across the Dumcoach Forum?
« Reply #51 on: April 04, 2014, 11:20:34 AM »
I'll add one more thing for the lurkers out there who like me have "keyboard-paralysis".

One thing that really helped me get over it was talking to real Coaches. Go out at clinics, meet Coaches that you look up to, and TALK TO THEM.

Pick up the phone and call a few rockstars and see how they treat you.

You will find that the ones that put you down often don't know much more than you do, but the ones that DO know quite a lot more are always (in my experience) willing to share, explain, teach you what you need to know to get to the next step, even if it's a baby step.

It's amazing sometimes how much you can learn from a 30 minutes discussion compared to 10 times as much reading.

OK, off the soapbox.

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Re: How did you come across the Dumcoach Forum?
« Reply #52 on: April 06, 2014, 11:35:07 AM »
Luc

My friend, I always enjoy our phone calls & it's a 2 way street. Talking football is why we are all here.

Joe
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Re: How did you come across the Dumcoach Forum?
« Reply #53 on: April 07, 2014, 09:41:55 AM »
Luc
My friend, I always enjoy our phone calls & it's a 2 way street. Talking football is why we are all here.
Joe
Coach Joe, you would not believe how much I appreciate your help.

When I talk to Coaches in my Org I say there are three Coaches I consider my "Internet Mentors".
You Sir, are one of them.

I had this discussion just yesterday when I told a Coach that if I had trouble with a kid learning something, the first thing I would do is to film and show to a few Coaches I know, and they would quickly point out what was the problem.

But then, if I have a kid who doesn't do something right, I ALREADY KNOW what the problem is. ME (or more precisely, my teaching him wrong).

So instead of sending film of the kid performing, I should send film of ME TEACHING HIM.

This would make fixing the problem much easier.

Anyway, you are not done with me Coach, I'm just starting to learn, so there are quite a few questions that will come up as I go. As always, thanks for the help.

Luc
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Re: How did you come across the Dumcoach Forum?
« Reply #54 on: April 07, 2014, 09:57:56 AM »
Coach Joe, you would not believe how much I appreciate your help.

The thing about Joe...there are lots of guys who are willing to help, who are accessible.  But Joe is really a guy who'll go out of his way to help, to see that you understand.  There's a difference; a big difference between the two.

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Re: How did you come across the Dumcoach Forum?
« Reply #55 on: April 07, 2014, 10:48:57 AM »
Luc & DP

Thanks guys, it's really a 2 way street. I learn just as much as I teach. Coaches always need to communicate, it's what we do. Sometimes explaining a scheme or play makes it clearer to me, & sometimes just the questions help me see where things need to be taught.

Joe
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Re: How did you come across the Dumcoach Forum?
« Reply #56 on: April 07, 2014, 10:54:58 AM »
The thing about Joe...there are lots of guys who are willing to help, who are accessible.  But Joe is really a guy who'll go out of his way to help, to see that you understand.  There's a difference; a big difference between the two.
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Indeed.

I believe that many very successful Coaches place having aggressive players very high on their priority list.

Very few of them have two drills named "Meet me in the alley" and "Meet and greet" that target to teach things that are so different, but also so important for a young man to learn while growing up.

Very few of them put aggression at the #1 spot, but also have a comprehensive behavior, school success recognition and home achievement program and an open line of communication with the parents and teachers at the youth level. These are things you would expect to find at the high school level, and many schools don't have those.

There are reasons why I choose to get my "aggression fix" with a specific teacher, regardless of what scheme I plan to run on offense, defense or specials.

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Re: How did you come across the Dumcoach Forum?
« Reply #57 on: April 07, 2014, 02:46:45 PM »
Very few of them have two drills named "Meet me in the alley" and "Meet and greet" that target to teach things that are so different, but also so important for a young man to learn while growing up.

--Some look at it as a juxtaposition.  I think of it as what they needed to be successful.  Giving them their own toolbox, so to speak and putting them in a position to succeed.

Very few of them put aggression at the #1 spot, but also have a comprehensive behavior, school success recognition and home achievement program and an open line of communication with the parents and teachers at the youth level. These are things you would expect to find at the high school level, and many schools don't have those.

--To me, it's always been about having a program, as opposed to just a team.  When you're not satisfied with the status quo or are trying to effect change, it's always requires a greater investment.

--Dave

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Re: How did you come across the Dumcoach Forum?
« Reply #58 on: April 11, 2014, 08:52:44 AM »


   1) How did you come across The Dumcoach Forum?
Google
   2) What the reason you became a member (as opposed to remaining a guest)?
I wanted to become a better coach, I saw information on the Killer Bee and people talking about it, and some of the other stuff so I signed up, bought in, and became a member. I have checked nearly every day since then. Don't always have something to say but there's a ton of information for me to read.
   3) How long did it take you to join after you first found the fourm?
Nearly immediately.

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Re: How did you come across the Dumcoach Forum?
« Reply #59 on: April 11, 2014, 10:10:30 AM »
Coaches,

I have a few questions I would like to ask.

   1) How did you come across The Dumcoach Forum?

   2) What the reason you became a member (as opposed to remaining a guest)?

   3) How long did it take you to join after you first found the fourm?
After a scoreless season I needed to improve.  I found it with a Google search, and I joined immediately and started posting. What helped is that I had posted on tons of forums in the past.