Finishing one season means that we begin readying ourselves and our teams for the next season as soon as possible. There is a saying that if you keep doing things the same you, then you can expect the same results. I for one want to do as my part to make sure we improve on our results from last year and will look for ways this off-season to update and improve upon how I coach my team.
Calling the offense or defense during a game requires some strategy, planning, and players to be successful. We all know the saying “Its not about the X’s and the O’s, its about the Jimmies and the Joes,” but I believe its a combination of those things. If coaching the game didn’t take some planning and thought during the week and over the course of the game, then we wouldn’t spend as much time as we do preparing ourselves and our players.
Coaches are in the business of helping athletes become the person they want to be. This includes helping the athlete accomplish dreams of playing in college. Coaches need to have a good understanding of the recruiting process to help their athletes make the best possible decision for their future.
One play does not solely determine the outcome of a game, but it can make a huge difference for the team that does. How we prepare our teams and athletes to make and respond to these plays impacts the game just as much. Preparation is the key. Luck doesn’t win games, teams and athletes that are prepared will be successful every time.
Football and Thanksgiving are inseparable from each other. Whether you are fortunate enough to be playing or enjoying the games with your family, it is as much a part of the day as eating turkey and pies. I hope you enjoyed your Thanksgiving with your family and friends this year, and I hope you enjoyed some football as well. I am thankful for each of you who choose to participate and make connections with each other through the chat.
Its playoff season! Whether you are making your first appearance or your 30th appearance, each one is special. Extending the season also means making sure your players are mentally and physically prepared for the grind it takes to become that special group of players that puts it all together. #txhsfbchat wishes all coaches, players, and schools good luck in the playoffs and I hope you take time to realize how special this season has been.
You always want to put your best foot forward when you are searching for a job. Be prepared to impress whoever you need from the moment you submit your resume. Coach Chris Fore is an outstanding coach who gives back to his community by helping coaches prepare for the job search process.
Coaches spend much of their time learning X’s and O’s to improve their football knowledge. It is also important to learn the necessary skills to develop athletes with the tools they need to be leaders and people of character as they move on from our watch. Coach Roberts has founded the University of Texas Center for Sports Leadership Institution to help coaches, athletes, and students learn about and obtain these necessary tools. Please remember that its not about the X’s and the O’s, it is always about the Jimmys and the Joes.
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We learn and can teach from every game, win or lose, during the season. Its our job to find and capitalize on teachable moments with our kids as we build them into better football players and young men.