Currently the head coach at Cypress High School in Hemet, Calif., Bob Burt has some great advice for today’s young coaches that can help them embrace the personal satisfaction and professional success that leads to longevity in the sport.
The next step in building a marketing plan is to formulate a set of objectives that ultimately get you closer to your end goal: a differentiated position among your competition. The same way coaches have goals that they believe lead to success on game day, brand managers have goals that they believe will lead to increased market share.
When measuring something as complex as heart rate, coaches must use reliable systems to make sure their data supports their decisions.
When playing zone defense, the linebacker must recognize the pass play, go immediately to his zone, get as deep in his zone as he can before the quarterback sets to throw, focus on the quarterback and the ball, and react to the pass. The ball directs the linebacker to the receiver.
Every coach is familiar with the old adage that field goals and field position win football games. In order for this to come to fruition, kickers and punters must develop a strong training regiment and be held accountable for their actions every day – week-in and week-out. Unfortunately, and perhaps oddly, the kicking game is often the least-coached position in a program.
Opinion has very little value for strength coaches. They need objective measurement in order to do their jobs better.
The best recruiter on your staff isn’t a person. The best recruiter on your staff doesn’t get paid. The best recruiter on your staff doesn’t even talk. Yet, the best recruiter on your staff tells a recruit everything he needs to know about your school.
Although injuries directly attributable to resistance training are rare, they do occur from time to time. The vast majority of these injuries stem from the lifter not using the proper form for an exercise. Watch out for the following pitfalls as you strive to execute proper form.
The linebacker who can perform these fundamentals will be successful regardless of scheme. No matter what defense you devise, you will be able to use a defender who can consistently execute the ABCs.
Sportsmanship is one of the most important life skills coaches can teach their athletes. It is the foundation skill of how we act before, during and after the game. This skill must be practiced when we win or lose and whether we’re happy or sad. As coaches, we hope that sportsmanship develops and matures into real life citizenship as athletes move into adulthood.
What if you focused less on coaching and more on marketing? What if you replaced X’s and O’s with tweets and snaps? What if instead of hating social media, you embraced it?
Whether you’re trying to make program-wide decisions or individual training decisions, Polar’s data provides objective measurements that move the ball forward.