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.
Special Teams are an important part of the game that deserves attention and game planning because of the possibility of explosiveness on any given snap. Just ask Coach Malzahn and the Auburn Tigers how important they were against Alabama in 2013.
#txhsfbchat strives to bring you the best opportunity to learn from coaches around the nation, and this week we were very fortunate to have Coach Riley lead us. Anytime you have an expert in their field willing to share their knowledge, its wise to listen.
I hope you enjoyed Coach Riley as much as I did.
Coach Segler did an outstanding job of not only talking about tempo, but producing it during the chat! This was a very fast paced chat with Coach Segler providing insight into the Sam Houston St offensive system and how the offensive line plays a major part in what they want to accomplish.
Coach Mike Collins did a fantastic job of explaining the philosophy behind his 4-2-5 defense at Sam Houston St. The ability to have immediate access to great football minds like Coach Collins and all the coaches who have hosted and participate in the chat each week is one of the great things each week. We are growing and learning from each other in order to improve ourselves.
We all go into each game with a plan. How are we attacking the defense, or how are we stopping their best play. We work long hard hours all week long to prepare ourselves and our team for what each opponent brings to the game. Sometimes it works, sometimes it does not. The key is having a plan and procedure for the good and the bad. There needs to be organization on the sideline and at halftime to handle every situation in order to be successful.
7 on 7 is a very popular summer program for many of our football teams to participate in. Some people argue its value because of the lack of linemen and a running game, for example. I believe that anytime you bring kids together to work on your plays, and get better at doing their job that it is something valuable to the team. When you introduce the competition of another team, a district league, or a state-wide tournament you have increased its value. I believe 7on7 works and has become a valuable phase of the season for our skill kids to develop that working relationship with each other continue to compete year round. Skills+Competition+Success = Good….its easy math to me.
The coaches we work with are an important part of what we do. We spend time with and interact with them almost (and sometimes more than) our own families. It is important that we surround ourselves with people who have a positive impact on the athletes we teach and ourselves. Coach Aubry led us in an excellent discussion about how we lay the foundation for our programs with the people who work for the program. It starts at the top with the Head Coach, who we hope is leading us all to be better men and better coaches. He is our guiding light and it is our job to spread his light for all of our athletes, and those impacted by our program can see.
Summer represents a key time for our athletes and football programs. How we use this time to keep our teams getting stronger and working together directly translates to their performance in the fall. This chat contains several excellent ideas concerning the organization of your workouts, to different methods of encouraging attendance, to giving our athletes responsibilities, and great ways to take time for our selves. I hope your summer is productive for your teams, and recharging for you personally.
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