Program Development

All Access Coaching Podcast S01E02 Year Round Academic GamePlan

How to Keep Your Players Eligible. Should you be worried about grades in February?  Are you collecting grade checks like every coach in America does?  That should be enough right? WRONG! Keeping players eligible has to be a year-round process and has to be so much more than just grade checks.  Do your players know

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All Access Coaching Podcast S01E01 – Early Spring Football

What Are The Two Things A Football Coach Must Do After Christmas Break? Christmas Break is Over.  Equipment collected, awards have been handed out, so now it is finally time to fix your playbook.  Right? WRONG! If a coach is not focused on the things listed in this podcast in January, February, & March, then

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All Access Coaching Podcast S01E01 – Early Spring Football

What Are The Two Things A Football Coach Must Do After Christmas Break? Christmas Break is Over.  Equipment collected, awards have been handed out, so now it is finally time to fix your playbook.  Right? WRONG! If a coach is not focused on the things listed in this podcast in January, February, & March, then

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Student Tree Program

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Champions For Life Program

There are numerous benefits to students when they participate in high school athletics. Athletics teach lessons that help prepare our students for their adult life. In order to assist our student athletes in excelling as leaders in their adult life, the Champions for Life program was created. The program is designed to bring these intangibles

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Is your digital playbook “collecting dust?”

The post below was written by my coaching buddy, Keith Grabowski.  He is a D-3 college offensive coordinator and writes the best football blogs in the country at http://thecoachesedge.com/blog.  You should also follow him on Twitter @CoachKGrabowski. The post below is from 2 years ago.  I felt it was appropriate to post again because as

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Team Building

I served in the USMC out of high school and I use so much of my military training in my coaching. One of the things that the military takes extremely important is TEAM BUILDING. We were constantly being drilled by our seargents about the following three things: 1. Preparation– The tightest bonds are formed between

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10 important “don’ts” to help your son to be successful:

Don’t try to live your life through your son. You had a chance to be young. Let your youngster do his thing. Don’t force football or any other sport down his throat. Don’t be negative with your son.  It rubs off.  If you complain about why your son isn’t in the starting lineup, he will

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END OF SEASON AWARDS CEREMONIES

As you are wrapping up here are some ideas to think about. SENIOR MEETING We always meet with my seniors and buy them pizza. There is a form that they fill out rating the season and offering ideas of things the coaches should consider changing. This is also their last chance to tell me if

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Off Season Motivation to Increase Accountability

I think that every coach struggles to find ways to increase motivation, accountability, and attendance in the off season.  I am going to present some of the ideas that are in my WORST TO FIRST: Program Building book in this article and most of them are extrinsic, basically meaning that we offer a reward, such

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