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Part and parcel to the Mission Statement we talked about in Part 1, we now need to create the objectives for our football team. What are your objectives? • Build a foundation year so you can compete next year and the year after that? • Draft a quick left guard? • Draft a tall TE with good hands? • Draft a long snapper? • Find an assistant coach who understands blocking schemes? Seems pretty simple right? Simple, but important. Without objectives to help guide you through the Read more [...]
Coaches, We have all had the struggle of fitting in our minimum play players. It's a real balancing act between getting in all your minimum players and being competitive on the football field. It is not as big of a deal when you have a smaller roster but when you have a large number of players (we had 28 and the minimum play rule was 8 plays per game) it becomes a challenge. I came up with an excel spreadsheet to help me plan for each game and get a grasp of how many plays we would have to Read more [...]
Coaching youth football or any other youth sport is hard. It takes a great deal of your time and effort to coach a team. I have found through my last nine years of involvement with youth football, basketball, and soccer, running a team, can be approached like running a business. After running various businesses around the world and planning and setting-up new ones for my clients, a well executed plan is needed before diving into any business... or youth football team. The first step is a mission Read more [...]
With the season now upon us, coaches everywhere are trying to figure out how to get all the minimum play players in. In my teams case we have 27 players and the minimum play rule requires 8 plays per game. We have created a spreadsheet to help you make sense of this daunting task. The spreadsheet allows you to plug in your starting offense and defense and automatically identifies the "SUB" Players and how many plays they need. This is a great way to help you figure out your SUB strategy. Good Read more [...]