Sometimes the difference maker is not a new offensive wrinkle or 3-3-5 blitz; sometimes it lies in the hearts of those you coach and the concept of family.
Football coaches have a huge responsibility to all the young men in the football program. We know relationships are the key to reaching our athletes and making an impact on their lives. That’s why we spend time every day talking to our guys about meaningful issues that will help them develop into productive young men. Here are a few of the ways that we build relationships at Grapevine (Texas) High School.
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.
By correctly using technology, coaches can teach some very elusive – yet highly desired – team and individual traits, including safety, connection, creativity, understanding and fun.
Mentally and physically training players to consistently perform above and beyond normal standards cannot occur without first building relationships with your athletes, according to Todd Graham, head coach, Arizona State University.