Social Media is a language our athletes speak that we have had to learn. It is important that we understand what goes on in their online world so that we can help them engage appropriately to become the human beings we are building them up to be.
Monthly Archives: July 2015
Social Media for Athletes and Coaches
If you can’t tell, I love Twitter. For me, it is the perfect online tool for immediate access and engagement with whatever audience is willing to listen. I have grown in my use of it from a news feed to, making snarky comments, to passing on class information, to engaging students, to participating in professional…
#txhsfbchat Mailbag Questions
The coaches who participate are a huge part of what #txhsfbchat is and sometimes the chat doesn’t cover everything you’d like to know about a topic. That is why I have the suggestion form on the contact page of the website and you can message me anytime. Let’s keep helping each other and learning from coaches so that we can be the best professional network online!
Coach Braxton Harris DC at Texas Lutheran
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Notes from S&C #NatCon15 provided by Coach Garson Skelton of Killeen Harker Heights HS
Harker Heights S&C Coach Garson Skelton attended the National Convention for S&C coaches and tweeted out some great coaching points and information for athletes from the lectures he attended. Great material that we all can learn from.
Tools of the Trade: Using Google Drive for Coach Collaboration
Discussing how we install our offense and defense brought about a conversation of the use of technology to introduce concepts to coaches and athletes. Coach Behnfeldt does a great job of explaining how Google Drive is an excellent AND FREE resource to use in your planning. This is what #txhsfbchat is all about…spurring discussion that leads to the sharing of information that all of us can benefit from.
Braxton Harris Texas Lutheran DC
From the TLU Bulldogs website Braxton Harris Co-Defensive Coordinator / Linebackers / Recruiting Coordinator Braxton Harris enters the 2015 season as the Bulldogs’ assistant head coach and as the team’s co-defensive coordinator, roles he will man for a third consecutive year. He also coaches the linebackers and serves as the team’s special teams coordinator and…
Installing Your Offensive and Defensive Systems
Part of organizing your program is how you install your offense and defense with your coaches and players. Whether you use a playbook or not, there is a rhyme and reason for what you put in and when you put it in. After that its about making sure the players and coaches understand the concepts and can execute them with repetition after repetition after repetition. There are many great uses of technology that makes getting the information to the team easy, but in the end its about what works best for the program.
Our programs are built with athletes that want to be there for one reason or another. While we have them under our influence it is our duty as coaches to sell ourselves and our program to our athletes. In order to be successful on and off the field they must believe in us and the program we are all working to build.