Head football strength and conditioning coach Jake Cox makes his student-athletes earn the right to utilize technology. Though they may be tech-savvy, student-athletes can’t use the technology until they prove they deserve it.
Words can be powerful motivation tools to help players stay focused, direct them to the right location for success on a play and even learn how to develop a technique during a drill that will improve their play.
It takes a high degree of confidence for a coach to trust in his own instincts and refrain from emulating the coaching styles of others. But Stanford University head coach David Shaw believes in it and not only expects it of himself, but of everyone in the Stanford football family, from potential recruits to players to assistant coaches.
A common trait found in successful football teams is that they are mentally tough. A team with mentally strong players can handle unexpected problems, push through adversity and overcome physical barriers of pain and exhaustion. Here is a 5-step blueprint for infusing mental toughness into your team.
Playing offensive line can often be a thankless job without glamour, public credit or fan applause. Learn how a coach uses a system of team-building strategies that creates a strong bond, sense of brotherhood and team unity among his group of offensive linemen.
Self-motivation has the greatest staying power and once mastered, becomes your constant companion.