Former AFCA president Lee Owens – head coach of Ashland University in Ohio – wants to see football coaches coaching for the right reasons and guiding student-athletes to brighter futures.
The game of football has never been more popular than it is today, and it has never been under attack as much as it is right now. For Ashland University head coach and 2016 AFCA President Lee Owens, it’s important that football coaches at every level look in the mirror and ask themselves, “Why do I coach?”
Coaching is Teaching at its Best is a quick, easy-to-read guide that can help any coach be a better teaching coach, that is, a coach who teaches his athletes in such a way that they learn not only the key fundamentals of football, but also the valuable life lessons that can be learned through participation in competitive athletics. In this excerpt, long-time coaching veteran Bud Boughton shares some considerations and tips on how to properly communicate with players on their level.
Wilson Sporting Goods has unveiled their new Wilson X Connected Football, an affordable way to track key quarterback metrics. Making use of bluetooth and smart phone technologies, the Wilson X Connected Football detects velocity, distance, spiral efficiency, spin rate and whether a pass was caught or dropped.
The AAE (Aluminum Athletic Equipment Co.) Portable Multi-Purpose Tower provides football programs with an ideal perspective for taking practice/game day videos or elevating coaches to observe and drill the team.
The technology which allows professional football broadcasts to take their commentary and analysis to a whole new level could be helping coaches do the same with ChyronHego’s new Coach Paint, a powerful and user-friendly video tool specifically designed for coaches.
Whether you’re coaching a power back who muscles the ball across the goal line or an ankle-breaking open-field specialist making defenders miss, you’ll improve their game with this great new book by Tim Horton, running backs coach at Auburn University.
Woven into the context of football are four basic principles demonstrating the primacy of personal character in the life of a football coach. Here are several of the most important decisions a man must make to sustain a long and successful coaching career.
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.
Make an effort to move your coaching to the background this year and you will realize more positive and trusting relationships with your athletes and greater improvements in training and performance. As an added benefit, you will find that you are more relaxed and focused while coaching, and that coaching is even more enjoyable.
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.
Whether you are a coach striving to lead your athletes to that first championship or a coach who is in the position of trying to figure out how to help your athletes repeat, much can be learned from the few who have climbed the mountain and stayed there for multiple years in a row.
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