Coaching Football's "Little Things"

Developing a Consistently Successful Football Program


Posted by admin January - 30 - 2013 - Wednesday

I just returned from Pittsburgh this past week-end where I attended the Natn. Wing T Coach’s Clinic. 400 coaches there all for the same reason: to learn more about the Wing T Offense!

I mentioned to a group that they should be proud of themselves for making the trip to be there. Off-season clinics are great opportunities to learn more about the game and become a better coach. I challenge each of you (whether you’re a coach or a businessman) to be a Student of the Game. No matter what your profession, you need to continue to grow in your skills and knowledge. For coaches, if you have the chance to attend any of the Nike, Glazier, etc. “big” clinics… GO!

What I think is even better, though, is taking your staff and visiting another high school staff. Do it on a Saturday. Find a staff that’s successful and runs the same O or D that you run and ask if you can come visit. Most coaches would be flattered to be asked to speak to your staff. It’s a great way to learn and it’s from your contemporaries. College coaches possess a lot of knowledge but they don’t coach high school football. A lot of what they would share can’t or shouldn’t be used on the HS level. It’s just a different game at that level.

This and other ideas like it can be found in my book, 101 Little Things… Just click the button on the right and it’ll take you to Coaches Choice. My wife says that I have to do this! The royalties from the book gets her (and me!) a dinner out at a nice restaurant each year!!! So buy a book! LOL!

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