We spend more time with our athletes in practice than we do with them during the rest of the week. This is the most important time we have with them as we prepare for each opponent. What you do in practice is what you will see in the games. We have all started practice by now and are getting back in the routine of “doing what we do”. I challenge you try something different this year to help your athletes become the best they can be. Good luck!
Its important to go into any endeavor with a goal to accomplish. As coaches we have goals for our teams, our athletes, and for ourselves. We are goal oriented people in a goal oriented field. If you haven’t done so, take the time to write down your goals for this season and post them somewhere visible and be accountable for the goals you have set. Good luck this season!
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.
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!
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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.
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.