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Building Your Offseason: A Program Building Exercise


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Building Your Offseason

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Thanks for sharing.   Look forward to implementing this in our program!

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Good Article, thanx

I'll be sending a copy to my HC.  

Since I've got time on my hands, been reviewing the game films (we only film home games) and been doing something similar, though focusing on what I have to do better. 

Pretty sure the other coaches are going to want to add florescent Orange to the Uni's.  (We live in a hunting community).  🤣 

Umm.... why does that 6 ft tall 9 yr old have a goatee...?


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Question...

So you have your KRA...what happens if, as the header, you don't agree? For example...

We run Circle of Death, or Enduro...I think it is a very important drill...maybe 4 of 5 assistants think it is a waste of time? Do I remove it?

Are we talking about establishing a democracy with this? Just wondering 🙂

Oh, by the way, I love the concept of this, but...my concern is Dad coaches with an agenda...

None of them suck, they just haven't found what the kid is good at yet.


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Posted by: @spidermac

Question...

So you have your KRA...what happens if, as the header, you don't agree? For example...

We run Circle of Death, or Enduro...I think it is a very important drill...maybe 4 of 5 assistants think it is a waste of time? Do I remove it?

Are we talking about establishing a democracy with this? Just wondering 🙂

Oh, by the way, I love the concept of this, but...my concern is Dad coaches with an agenda...

My Coaches pretty much hate my Promise Keepers we do the night before every game. 

F em. I've seen one too many really good moments come out of this over the years....so it stays. Plus it carry's over to our pre game. 

What is beautiful, lives forever.


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Mahonz, 

I'm sure you've probably explained your 'Promise Keepers' before.  But, could you describe it for me?

 

 

“It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men. ”  ― Frederick Douglass


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Posted by: @spidermac

Question...

So you have your KRA...what happens if, as the header, you don't agree? For example...

We run Circle of Death, or Enduro...I think it is a very important drill...maybe 4 of 5 assistants think it is a waste of time? Do I remove it?

Are we talking about establishing a democracy with this? Just wondering 🙂

Oh, by the way, I love the concept of this, but...my concern is Dad coaches with an agenda...

No if you're the header you run your program. Gathering insight into the minds of your coaches in written word just starts what can be a productive discussion.

 

One year all my coaches wanted me to add an extensive generic dynamic warm up.  While they know my degree is in exercise science they still debated me. End of the day they wanted a uniform period to focus the players more prior to starting our Edd's.  We accomplished this another way.

 

One year dad coaches don't get input. All my dad coaches hold bags and count plays. They have input but no final say. I establish this when I meet with them in off season. Most hardcore dad coaches won't let their kid play for me.  No big deal.  The last dad coach I had was wonderful, and just wanted to help anyway he could and was my best advisor when shit got tough. 

 

Rant over, you're in control as a header.  Sometimes hearing opinion or criticism will elevate the  level of coach you are.

I can explain it to you, I can't understand if for you.


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Posted by: @tiger46

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Mahonz, 

I'm sure you've probably explained your 'Promise Keepers' before.  But, could you describe it for me?

 

 

Sure. Its changed slightly from the old days because of Michael. He added a nice touch. 

Last practice before a game we circle up. We have a Blood Sweat Captain. He goes last. 

Each player steps to the middle of the circle holding a football one at a time where a Coach is holding a coffee can. The player makes a promise to his team and puts a couple of tuffs of grass from our practice field into the can and returns to the circle handing the football to the next man. Cant drop the football or we start over. . If any coach has a promise he goes before the Blood Sweat Captain. 

Then we take our can of grass with all of the promises to the game field the next day. The grass represents all the blood and sweat each player have given during the of practice that week. 

The Blood Sweat Captain sprinkles that grass onto the game field up and down our bench area during the coin flip. We have a special little chant the team does in unison while he sprinkles. 

Some players put one blade of grass in the can....others harvest a pile waiting their turn. The little guys will do promises that are impossible so you have to help them keep it real...but they eventually get it as they mature. Some promises are funny...others very serious. Some promises really surprise you. It also helps promote the shy ones to speak in front of a crowd. 

The Blood Sweat Caption never changes. I pick a kid who is loud and proud so he can lead the chant at the game. He can never become a Game Captain for Life because then he has to do the coin flip instead of spreading grass. 

That is our Promise Keepers. 

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Posted by: @mahonz

My Coaches pretty much hate my Promise Keepers we do the night before every game. 

F em. I've seen one too many really good moments come out of this over the years....so it stays. Plus it carry's over to our pre game. 

Mahonz is being a drama queen. No one hates promise keepers. I have a very dry sense of humor and will have something smart assed to say after a bad day or bad week of practice, but it's something we all look forward to. Even when it's pitch black and 15 degrees 20 minutes before practice is supposed to be over and we're in a circle watching kids dump grass into a Foldgers can and promising to score 10 touchdowns.

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Posted by: @gumby_in_co
Posted by: @mahonz

My Coaches pretty much hate my Promise Keepers we do the night before every game. 

F em. I've seen one too many really good moments come out of this over the years....so it stays. Plus it carry's over to our pre game. 

Mahonz is being a drama queen. No one hates promise keepers. I have a very dry sense of humor and will have something smart assed to say after a bad day or bad week of practice, but it's something we all look forward to. Even when it's pitch black and 15 degrees 20 minutes before practice is supposed to be over and we're in a circle watching kids dump grass into a Foldgers can and promising to score 10 touchdowns.

LOL....I was thinking more about Chuck and Brian and Lonnie and TJ but now that I think about it....you can be a real grump at times. 😍 You only like it because you run it and you like doing stuff regardless. 😎 

What is beautiful, lives forever.


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