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gumby_in_co
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March 12, 2020 10:40 pm  
Posted by: @mahonz

Serenity Now ! 😎 

I'm always looking for answers, but I think I've covered everything at this point. I think a big part of it is that we don't have a leader. We have a few bullies, and we have a few kids who will stand up to them, but they end up just nattering away at each other. I've never seen an o-line argue with each other so damn much. Hess was close to being a leader, but who's going to follow him when he can't finish a game, or misses a month due to injury? I just keep holding on to the hope that one of them will grow up lead. They are past the point of being tired of our spiel. 

When in doot . . . glass and oot.


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CoachDP
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March 12, 2020 11:02 pm  
Posted by: @gumby_in_co

I just keep holding on to the hope that one of them will grow up lead. They are past the point of being tired of our spiel. 

Why not tell your players what's important to you?  When we tell our players about the variety of things that are important to us, some players will begin to emulate whatever it is.  Then when we praise it, post it, talk about it to the other players and parents, other players step up and emulate other aspects that are important to us and other kids will either emulate those players who stepped up, or will begin to emulate other aspects.  Before you know it, you have leaders who are willing to be "that guy" to step up.  Leadership isn't something that I wait for to see if it develops.  We may never get it, that way.  But from Day 1, we tell our players what's important to us and eventually they'll start to pick up on it.  We always had plenty of kids wanting and willing to lead since we took this approach.

--Dave

"The Greater the Teacher, the More Powerful the Player."

The Mission Statement: "I want to show any young man that he is far tougher than he thinks, that he can accomplish more than what he dreamed and that his work ethic will take him wherever he wants to go."

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mahonz
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March 13, 2020 2:16 pm  
Posted by: @coachdp
Posted by: @gumby_in_co

I just keep holding on to the hope that one of them will grow up lead. They are past the point of being tired of our spiel. 

Why not tell your players what's important to you?  When we tell our players about the variety of things that are important to us, some players will begin to emulate whatever it is.  Then when we praise it, post it, talk about it to the other players and parents, other players step up and emulate other aspects that are important to us and other kids will either emulate those players who stepped up, or will begin to emulate other aspects.  Before you know it, you have leaders who are willing to be "that guy" to step up.  Leadership isn't something that I wait for to see if it develops.  We may never get it, that way.  But from Day 1, we tell our players what's important to us and eventually they'll start to pick up on it.  We always had plenty of kids wanting and willing to lead since we took this approach.

--Dave

The real head scratch'r is.....what has always worked in the past does not seem to stick with this Group. 

What is beautiful, lives forever.


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