Toughness is hard to define. You can’t find toughness within an athletes physiological makeup, and you won’t see any toughness reps on a lift card. It’s an intangible quality, an attitude, and it’s developed by stressing those things which are critical to its growth over a long period of time.
For the strength and conditioning coach, champions aren’t decided in the winter. This group of process-focused and effort-driven coaches win championships in the hot summer months of hard work and dedication that go largely unnoticed by the outside world.
Coaches play an instrumental role in the prevention of heat illness. Although there are some factors that are out of the coach’s control in terms of prevention of heat illness, there are 11 important actions that can be addressed.
In more than 30 years of coaching, I have seen it all when it comes to errors in passing mechanics. Often, passers can fix their errors simply by identifying the root causes of poor passes. By seeing an errant pass for what it is, and identifying mechanical issues, coaches can help quarterbacks become more accurate passers.
The following notes come from the “Father of the Modern Passing Game,” Sid Gillman. These have meant a lot to me throughout my career and I thought they were worth sharing with the members of the AFCA.
Because linebackers are involved with every aspect of the game, they must be great with their hands. Linebackers must be able to use their hands to get off blocks, destroy blocks and tackle the ball carrier. Here’s how to train them.
There are four words that come to mind when I think about great linebackers: eyes, feet, hands and nish. These four words should be emphasized every day in practice. Part one of this series focuses on the linebacker’s eyes.
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.
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?