1. What is your sideline organization for game nights? What are your pressbox coaches looking for? Sideline coaches? I have 9 coaches (10 counting myself) with me on game night.
2. What type of script do you use on Thursday? please e-mail (if possible) firstname.lastname@example.org
3. I have 60-70 players in grades 10-12, 50-60 in grades 7-9. How do you structure your practices? For example, I know a lot of guys work the 9th graders in with the older kids for indy work and then they branch off for group and team work, what are your thoughts?
Sorry for the length of the post. thanks for your help
Post by Coach Campbell on Oct 30, 2018 1:53:07 GMT
Our primary goal as a football program is to equip our players with the knowledge and skills necessary to handle the difficult challenges of life they will inevitably face. This theme will be present in everything that we as coaches do: Our practice schedule and script, our offense, defense, and kicking game philosophies, our leadership development program, our community service projects, and our strength and conditioning training.
Ideally, we want to create an environment where athletes feel like the coaching staff is behind them 100%, sharpening and preparing them for competition. The program is about the players, not about us or how many wins we accumulate. Our pre-season phase of our program initiates our championship run with the inclusion of our strength and conditioning program and daily positional drills. The pre-season starts August 1st, and runs up until August 28th, giving us about a month of time to determine positional placements that best help the team, offensive and defensive alignments, and work on fundamentals as well as include some of our playbook and become familiar with that. Our next phase is our in-season championship run, in which we will apply what we've learned throughout the pre-season and build upon that each week. During the in-season we will have weekly team devotionals that engage our athletes in positive, critical conversation surrounding various important topics in their lives. Our offensive mindset is to control the flow of the game OUR WAY, and use our time effectively and efficiently. Our defensive mindset is to be as aggressively smart as we are on offense. We want to capitalize on the other team's mistakes, and apply as much intelligent pressure as possible, forcing them to error. our kicking game philosophy is to establish the absolute best possible field position for us to go to work on either offense or defense, while hindering our opponent from scoring.
The coaching staff will have various responsibilities delegated to them, and should be on top of them throughout the season. The responsibilities will include: teaching a weekly team devotional, assisting in supervising the weight room during strength training sessions, monitoring various positional groupings on gamedays, and applying and implementing technical skills for their assigned positions that they coach.
Our leadership program will be open to all students and it will allow an open and honest discussion on how to identify and develop strong leadership qualities. This will run from the beginning of the second semester to the closing of the second semester, and occur once weekly afterschool. I myself as the Head Coach, along with several other coaches will lead these lessons. Our off-season strength program will be centered around 3 things: 1.) Developing functional movement patterns to work efficiently in athletics, 2.) Increasing muscular strength and power, and 3.) Increasing power output and anaerobic threshold.
Our service project will involve some means of giving back and serving our community. What we want to accomplish is bringing joy to those we serve by providing aid in some way, shape, or form. The type of project will be determined by the captains of the team, and organized by the coaches.
As the new Head Coach, it will be my mission to implement and establish these things not as a way to instill my will or desires, but as a means to root our football program in strong competition, crucial developmental training and education, and servitude to the community.
Football is a sport that you prepare and train for all year long both as coaches and players. As a head coach, I will make sure there is always something productively fun going on in my program to make all involved excited about being there. I think we all would agree that it takes a lot of planning, organizing, and communication to run a successful football program for 365 days.
My yearly process: New Football Year Starts
*I will send letters/calendar to parents with 2 a day schedule, game schedule, parent night date, picture day, etc.
*Week long Coaches clinic with our coaches presenting and demonstrating their knowledge of position coaching to our staff. We will also meet with junior high and youth football league coaches.
*THSCA Coaching School/Coaches Retreat- coaches will use this time to bond and gain professional development. During this time my Coordinators will set up all practice schedules and other duties assigned.
My Philosophy is, “Our players change but our will to win remains the same.” We will foster a winning culture, be consistent in our pursuit of greatness and work together as "One Heartbeat."
My Athletic Philosophy is TEAM-Together Everyone Achieves More “One Heart Beat.”
*No program is more important than any other. (Sharing Athletes)
My Defensive Philosophy is, “If they don’t score they can’t win”. We will keep things simple, be gap sound and know how to recognize and adjust to all formations.
My Offensive Philosophy is, “Protect the ball and score more points than them”. Again, we will keep things simple which will allow our kids to play fast and be creative with formations maintaining the integrity of our best plays.
Special Teams Philosophy is, “Special Players make special team plays”. Our special team’s unit will not be used to give starters breaks, we will play our best players to give ourselves a chance to make our Special Teams “SPECIAL”
My in-season program will consist of weekly grade checks, tutorials on Tuesday and Thursday with daily inspirational quotes. This will be part of our routine along with the normal activities associated with football practice.
It is my belief that the type of off-season your team has usually plays a big part in how your season will go. Teams will be able to see just how effective their preparation was when it comes to the deciding factor in close games. I look at off-season as the 5th Quarter, I stress the importance of off-season to my players and encourage them to look at off-season as another team or player they are preparing to compete against.
We have an Athletic Leadership Council and Character development program at my current school and I will incorporate the same programs when I become a head coach. These two elements add to the Class and Good Character traits I love to talk about and teach to my players.
Our summer strength and conditioning program will be four days a week and will run from 9 to 11. We will focus on building strength, balance and speed. We will encourage our players to attend and we will take strong notice on who is attending and who is not. Our players will be given all the opportunities they need to work themselves in position to be successful. 7 on 7 and lineman challenges will also be opportunities for our athletes to gain more reps and compete over the summer to get better.