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CoachDP
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I recently received an email from a coach who reached out to me in regards to drills.  He ran across some posts here discussing "Whose Ball."  It reminded me that with this forum set to shut down, that a good resource for new coaches (he might be coaching a 4th grade team next season) is getting ready to be lost.  Although I don't get asked much anymore about "Whose Ball," "Tee Time," "The Gauntlet" and the like, it was a reminder that there's still a lot of new coaches getting ready to start into this for the first time whose only resource is the "information" found on Facebook or USA Football.  OMG.....

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J. Potter (seabass)
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I'm not a Facebook guy so I can't speak to the quality of the coaching content on there. However, I find all kinds of great stuff on Twitter. The best part of Twitter is that I can build my universe EXACTLY the way I want it to be. I ONLY follow offensive line coaches and S/C coaches. I don't follow friends, family or anyone else (not totally true as I follow MHCoach) so I don't get any nonsense that I don't want to get sucked into. Twitter has been THE best coaching resource I have found.

That said, by the time I started down the Twitter path, I knew exactly what I was looking for. I don't know how many youth coaches post there but I would assume there are some.


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gumby_in_co
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Any interest if someone were to start up a youth coaching forum on Delphi? Kind of like the old DW forum.

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@gumby_in_co 

 

Is Delphi still around? It was pretty good back in the day especially after it started allowing attachments without having to use a site like Dropbox. 

That's what made this Site so unique and invaluable. It was one big a$$ gigantic archive of discussions and attachments that was simple to navigate. Its also what made it expensive to maintain.  Archiving is impossible on Twitter or FB although Hueys has taken a unique approach. They created an archive only site and direct coaches there via their Forum, Twitter and FB. Not sure how well its working for them but another idea to consider. 

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Posted by: @mahonz

@gumby_in_co 

 

Is Delphi still around?

It is.  I still look at their single wing, etc. forum, not much traffic in that one.


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It's been interesting being a coach over the last 18 years off and on. Every now and then I see some of the drills we discuss. And certainly I see some of the principles such as practice time management being applied. It felt like when I started the level of coaching was absurdly lower than it is today. 

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JJ's DW forum is still up, but called "Football Coaches Symposium".  Once this site goes dark, I'll start posting on there. If enough DC coaches participate, we can stay in touch. Maybe at some point, we start our own forum over there. I have a lot of cloud storage at my disposal, so I'm sure I can figure out some kind of file saving.

 

http://forums.delphiforums.com/dwingers

 

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LOL. Looks like I started one and completely forgot about it:

 

http://forums.delphiforums.com/dumcoachii

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Posted by: @gumby_in_co

JJ's DW forum is still up, but called "Football Coaches Symposium".  Once this site goes dark, I'll start posting on there. If enough DC coaches participate, we can stay in touch. Maybe at some point, we start our own forum over there. I have a lot of cloud storage at my disposal, so I'm sure I can figure out some kind of file saving.

http://forums.delphiforums.com/dwingers

I just checked this out.  I have an account there.  And a TON of posts! A ton of really OLD posts. lol  How in the world is that site still up with no activity after all these years and we can't keep this one propped up?

--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."

#BattleReady newhope


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