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.
We have created a culture at Oberlin College where it is exciting to be a member. Our older players are valued for their knowledge, and they have the opportunity to show and strengthen their understanding by teaching the first-year players. After years of doing this, we have instilled this culture systematically. Here are six methods we’ve used to create a culture of learning.
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 coaches use a series of apps to share and interact with players or relatively inexpensive web-based software that takes out all of the workarounds, today’s player requires a deeper understanding of the game to be successful. Summer time is a perfect opportunity to build incrementally toward report day and the opening of camp. Make the most of this opportunity now.