We had skull and crossbones for oooh hits. Only gave that one out for really big hits. Also gave stickers for game changing plays, int's, sacks, blocked punts etc. We also only gave out stickers after wins.
DEFENSIVE TEAM GOALS WERE ALWAYS SET AT: 1. CREATE TURNOVERS!!! 2. LESS THAN 100 YDS RUSHING!!! LESS THAN 75 YDS PASSING!!! NO DUMB PENALITIES SUCH AS OFF SIDES, LATE HITS, ETC. NO LESS THAN 3 PLAYERS IN ON EVERY TACKLE OF A RUNNING PLAY!!! NO LONG PUNT RETURNS OR KICK OFF RETURNS OVER 20 YDS!!! THESE ARE WHAT I USED ON THE HIGH SCHOOL LEVEL.
Coach Easton-TIGER ONE
J.C. EASTON<BR>HEAD COACH<BR>GA TIGERS FOOTBALL<BR>PROFESSIONAL MINOR LEAGUE
When I was a player on JV in HS, the coaches would give out hlemet stickers for indidual and group goals met. One player on our team would try to get stickers he did not earn (e.g. KO team had earned a sticker for the previous game, he would go get a sticker from the coach even though he was not on that team).
After about two or three games of this, most of the rest of us peeled the stickers off of our helmets. Some guys even took the stickers from their helmets and pasted them on this other kid's helmet. When we went out for practice the next day, most of us had no stickers and this one kid had his helmet just about covered with them. Looking back I feel somewhat bad for this kid becasue he must have felt ostracized (even though he had asked for it).
The point is, I don't like helmet stickers and such things that exalt the individual over the team. IF you give out stickers, I would never give any out after a loss to anyone. Any player worth his salt would not want a souvenir or token of individual recognition after a loss.
Just my two cents. Ohio State gives them out like Halloween candy and their program is doing just fine.
Williamsville East High School
When you say that all are team awards, do you mean that if the defense holds a team under 6 points, every player gets a sticker? Just looking for clarification. Also, could you send me your offense and special teams criteria as well. email@example.com
Post by Eagle football on Nov 20, 2008 14:19:57 GMT
We have nine possible awards for our players to earn. If any part of the team achieves one of these, all the players get the decal.
2. Gain 300 yards of offense
3. Plus 2 turnovers
4. Shut out (2 decals)
5. hold to 6 or under
6. hold opponent to less than 175 yards
7. tackle opponent inside 15 yard line
8. Average 25 yards on returns
9. Hold opponent to 10 yard average on returns
Thank you for the response. I really like this approach because even the players who do not play have a job to do during the week and I am thinking this could get them to take more pride in preparing the starters for each week's opponent. THanks.
Post by Coach J Campbell on Nov 24, 2008 9:44:58 GMT
We give a helmet sticker for any player that grades out at 85% or higher. Over the years I have evaluated the law of large numbers and the statistics that goes along with grading film and the numbers show that any time your team ave. 85% you win the game so the 65% is the prime factor for grading our athletes. Coach CAmpbell