Managing Football Inventory No Easy Feat — One of the most-often overlooked aspects of a football program is the management of the team’s uniforms, apparel and gear. For the vast majority of high school head football coaches, managing team inventory and tracking down those items that mysteriously disappear each school year, is like an unseemly rash that just won’t go away no matter how much lotion you apply.
Texas A&M head coach Kevin Sumlin is known well for his ability to build great relationships with his student-athletes. It’s an ability that comes directly from his sincere desire that his players leave his program with a degree and a better-than-average shot at “making it” in the world after football.
How To Avoid Or Overcome Performance Slumps – Whether coaching, or competing as an athlete, there inevitably comes a time during the season when performance and energy levels dip. Performance slumps create adversity, but successful coaches believe that adversity simply creates opportunity.
Every team faces circumstances each season that test the bonds of brotherhood. If left unchecked, and if the wounds of player dissent begin to fester, they can lead to a team-wide attitude infection that derails an entire season.
Defining Success And Handling Failure – There’s no escaping it; losing happens. In life, they say only two things are guaranteed – death and taxes. If you coach, you can add a third guarantee. Your athletes will lose, and some of those losses will be heartbreaking. And that’s not always a bad thing.
For over a decade I have been utilizing numerous apps or software programs in my quest to create the most interactive and engaging playbook. Here is how I have gone about it and what I have found.
Preparing to win helps student-athletes develop self confidence and encourages them to work together toward properly communicated goals. Coaches must embrace their responsibility to their athletes and help them prepare for success.
If a program has no scaffold, no core ideals, then it cannot be trusted and just might do more harm than good. That said, when it is done well, strength and conditioning/preparation can be one of the most rewarding coaching experiences in all of athletics.
Authority, Responsibility Come With Being A Coach – If you want to coach scholastic athletics, you must be an educator of young people first. It is your responsibility to guide children and help them make good decisions.
For coaches’ wives, balancing football and family is a monumental task, especially during the season. Here’s how Chandra Nims Brown – wife of UConn co-defensive coordinator and linebackers coach Vincent Brown – takes it all on.
The following five points will help your athletes develop uncommon perseverance to help them get through tough times. Talk to your athletes about these five keys and ask them to think critically about these keys.
Coaches spend considerable time and energy trying to recruit and build coachable athletes because they are eager to learn, fun to work with and – in the case of football – make their teammates better.