Everyone who has ever played or coached football knows that the lessons learned from the game are why there are so many successful journeys for players when their playing days end.
Even though we all like to X&O, I find the biggest challenge is building men into a team where they truly care for each other.
Coaching with character means it’s not about what you do when the boss is looking; it’s about what you do when he’s not looking.
With lessons learned from legendary coaching mentors and guided by a perspective forged through life-altering personal tragedy, Bob Burt has served the game as a top high school and college coach for more than 50 years.
College football’s top community service honor awards student-athletes for their outstanding community service achievements and commitment to giving back.
Before Stanford University head coach David Shaw first started coaching at Western Washington, he received some terrific advice from his father that he holds dear to this day.
Here’s our salute to the hard-working, never-say-die high school football player. Only you know what it takes to be the best you can be. And only you can deliver it.
Ott Hurrle is head coach of Scecina Memorial (Ind.) High School and winner of the American Football Coaches Foundation (AFCF) 2014 Power Of Influence Award. Here, Coach Hurrle answers a question about the importance of doing things the right way as a coach.
The coaches who are most effective at developing athletes and building winning programs are environmental engineers; they construct their programs around a few common guiding principles: Core Values, Personal Mastery, and Disciplined Focus.
A coach’s professional path can be defined in three stages: ascension, maintenance and service. The stages, while unique, are also fluid from one stage to the next. At times, the flows like a cool mountain stream; while on other occasions, it can become a raging river.
Currently the head coach at Cypress High School in Hemet, Calif., Bob Burt has some great advice for today’s young coaches that can help them embrace the personal satisfaction and professional success that leads to longevity in the sport.
Sportsmanship is one of the most important life skills coaches can teach their athletes. It is the foundation skill of how we act before, during and after the game. This skill must be practiced when we win or lose and whether we’re happy or sad. As coaches, we hope that sportsmanship develops and matures into real life citizenship as athletes move into adulthood.