Goal Setting

I hesitate to re-run information that has been included in a previous post, but it has been a very long time since this information was presented, and this blog has about 10 times the readership it did when I first posted information about goal setting.  Plus, heading into Fall camp might be a good time to visit, or revisit this information.

Goal Card

Goal Card

My former players often share with me how much the goal setting process that they went though as a player in our program not only helped them in their collegiate career, but in their life after football.  We would complete this process with our players a couple of times a year.  I believe going through these steps is what made a lasting impression on our athletes.  Like anything else, the more you do something, the easier it becomes, and eventually develops into a habit.

At the beginning of the goal setting process, we ask our athletes to think about their goals, not only in their sport, but also academic, and life goals.  We asked them to keep those goals in mind as we go through the parameters of what constitutes a good goal.

The discussion begins by differentiating between short-term and long-range goals.  Typically, we defined short-term goals as the period covering the next 3-6 months, or their next competitive season.  We asked our student-athletes to think in the 2-4 year time frame for their long-range goals.

Goal Setting Tips

Goal Setting Tips

We use the SMART mnemonic device for setting these parameters.

  • S – Specific
  • M – Measurable
  • A – Ambitious
  • R – Realistic
  • T – Time specific

Here are some examples of each attribute.

  • Specific – The goal should not be general, vague or nebulous.  Instead of “I want to be a good football player”, focus on the skills that you can develop that will make you a good football player.   Maybe it is running a 4.8 40 yard dash if you are a defensive lineman, or having a 70% completion percentage if you are a QB
  • Measurable – Instead of “I want to knock it out of the park my senior basketball season” what factors can be measured that will enable me to have a stellar senior year.  It might be averaging 10 points and 10 rebounds a game, or a free throw percentage of 90%
  • Ambitious – Set “Stretch” Goals.  If your hang clean max is already 225 pounds, then setting a goal of 230 before next season is not a stretch.  Setting ambitious goals will force you to ramp up your work habits.
  • Realistic – This is the flip side of Ambitious.   You want to set your goals within reasonable reach, or you are inviting frustration.  If you currently run a 5.2 40 yard dash, then setting a goal of running a 4.2 next season is probably not realistic.
  • Time specific – Time stamp your goals – this will impose a sense of urgency, and eliminate just drifting aimlessly.  Instead of “I want to be in the 1000 pound club”, set a time for completion – “I want to be in the 1000 pound club by next July.”

In addition to the SMART attributes we also talk about these additional tips.

  • State each goal as a positive statement.  The power of positive thought is amazing.  Give your brain something positive to digest.  Instead of “I don’t want to jump off-sides any next season”, state it as “I will fire off the ball on the correct snap count 100% of the time next season.”
  • Set performance goals, not outcome goals.  Try to set goals regarding things you have control over – “I want to average 100 yards rushing a game”, might be a better goal than “I want to make All-Conference Running Back
  • Write goals down.  This is the next step for us – and what we will end up doing after discussing good goal attributes.  Writing their goals down gives it importancepermanence.   I liken it to making a contract with themselves. The student-athletes get two cards (connected and pre printed).  On the front of the card are blanks to record 3 short-term and 3 long-range goals along with their name.  On the back of the card we have printed these goal-setting tips.  They will keep one, and turn one card into me.
  • Put the card where you will see it DAILY.  I suggest putting their copy on the bathroom mirror, where they will see it every morning.  It is a reminder of their contract and serves as motivation to do the work needed to achieve those goals.

I keep one copy of their goal card, which I often use in discussions with them over the course of their career.  It becomes very easy to congratulate an athlete when they have reached a particular goal, which moves to additional discussion regarding setting new goals. It is also easy to use their goal card (and their goals) as a reminder regarding the type of work they need to be putting in to reach those goals.

Here is a link to the Goal Card we use.

It is a Word Document, so you can download it and make any changes to suit your needs.  It prints 4 to a sheet and fits on Avery 8387 postcard paper.  We then split it in two, giving two cards to each student-athlete to fill out.  As mentioned above, they will keep one copy, putting it where they will see it daily, and give one copy for me to keep on file.

For more goal setting information, you can read these posts:

Thanks for reading!

Questions or Comments are always welcomed!

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200 Strong – Thanks

I started this blog on January 1, 2013.  Today is my 200th post.  That translates to about 150,000 – 200,000 words, with posts (by frequency) in the following categories:

Some posts were included in more than one category, so the total posts by categories are more than the 200 actual, individual posts.  You can click on each link to get to all the posts for that specific category.

Thanks to you, the readers, for motivating me with questions, comments, likes, and shares.  One thing that still impresses me daily is the impact, trust and loyalty that most of you have with your colleagues.  Every time one of you “shares” or “likes” or “tweets” or “re-tweets” one of my posts, views on this site skyrocket.  I know time is at a premium for us all, so when you take time to read, and then feel that it worthy enough to pass on to your colleagues… that means a great deal to me.

With that in mind I thank you, and ask a favor….

If you have enjoyed, benefitted, been amused, been moved, been intrigued, scratched your head, found something thought provoking…. then please pass on the link to this site (youcandomore.net) to a colleague(s) that might as well.

coverOn another note, I have submitted my iBook on the Defensive Game Planning process to the iTunes store and am just waiting approval.  When it is live and available (for free),  I will let you all know!

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Experience

Yesterday in my post, Youth, I discussed some qualities in the mentor-mentee relationship; hard work, knowledge of subject, and loyalty on the part of the mentee, with the mentor having trust and belief in their mentee.  Youth often brings energy, exuberance, and a fresh outlook to the table; Experience, though, is important and valuable.

When I talk about experience, I am not strictly talking about seniority, or being “tenured”, or years on the job.  Schools and practice complexes are filled with teachers and coaches that have experience, but lack qualities that I consider valuable and worth emulating. 

I am talking about the experience

  • That comes from a history of successfully tackling difficult situations and handling them successfully
  • That comes from finding solutions to difficult challenges
  • That comes from “seeing” and navigating a “winning” path through a maze of obstacles
  • That comes from embracing new and different challenges rather than whining about change
  • That comes from having a large “bag of tricks” to pull from because they have “been there, done that

Author Seth Godin writes about this type of experience in his post, The river guide and the rapids:river2

“It’s probably not an accident that rapid (as in rapid change) shares a root with rapids (as in Lava Falls in the Grand Canyon).

The river guide, piloting his wooden dory, has but one strategy. Get the boat to the end of the river, safely. And he has countless tactics, an understanding of how water and rocks work, and, if you’re lucky, experience on this particular river.

The thing is, the captain changes his tactics constantly. He never whines. He doesn’t stop the boat and say, “wait, no fair, yesterday this rock wasn’t like this!” No, the practice of being great at shooting the rapids is a softness in choosing the right tactic, the ability to hold the tiller with confidence but not locking into it. If your pilot keeps demanding that the rapids cooperate, it’s probably time to find a new pilot.

Domain knowledge underlies all of it. Give me an experienced captain over a new one any day–the ones that got this far for a reason. Yes, the reckless pilot might get lucky, but the experienced pilot brings domain knowledge to her job. It takes guts to go onto the river, but once you’re there, the one who can see–see what’s coming and see what matters–is the one you want piloting your boat.”

Experience is:

  • Domain Knowledge
  • Choosing the right tactic for each unique situation
  • Confident – but not cocky
  • Seeing the right path – not the reckless or lucky one

Youthful exuberance is great… experience is a critical.

My advice to young coaches – find great, experienced coaches to emulate, and humbly know that you do not have all the answers… be a sponge.

To the veteran, experienced coaches – allow and trust your young, worthy, energetic staff to gain experience.  After all, the only way to get experience is to DO… we all have been trusted and given an opportunity at some point.  Pay it forward.

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Youth

The other day my son was sharing some frustrations he was having at work.  They were frustrations that many of us have faced in the workplace… and many of us have faced as young coaches.

My son is a very hard worker, knows his stuff, is very loyal to the company, but one of the newest members of his work team.  His main frustration is that he would like to be given more opportunity and shown trust in his work.

I took my first coaching job in 1979 as an assistant at Blue Springs High School.  Fred Merrell was the head coach (he was my high school coach when I played at Blue Springs) and taught me a great deal about coaching and teaching.  He worked with me on game planning, figuring offensive tendencies from scouting reports and 16mm film, and teaching me about how to “balance” up a defensive alignment against an offensive set.

RHSBrand1981 was my third season of coaching at Blue Springs.  That year we had a very good team, with some very talented players.  Our Homecoming game was against Rockhurst High School, which was the first ever meeting in this great rivalry between the two schools.  Rockhust had an excellent team (as usual), and was entering the contest undefeated.  We felt like we had a very good game plan against them, and our players performed great in the first half.

In the 4th quarter we had a 20-0 lead and were commanding the game, when Coach Merrell came up and asked if I would like to make the defensive calls for the remainder of the game.  I was 24 years old with three years coaching experience, and Coach Merrell was willing to turn over the reigns… even if it was at this late juncture…. I was ecstatic, and remember the moment to this day.  I was a hard worker, knew my stuff, was loyal to Coach Merrell and our team, but was the newest member of the coaching staff.  Coach Merrell still gave me an opportunity and trusted my work.  His trust gave me great confidence and motivated me to work even harder.

We ended up winning that game, 20-0, and Rockhurst went on to post a 12-1 record that season, ending up as State Champions.

If you are a young coach, work hard to show you deserve to be trusted… know your stuff… be a great teacher…. be loyal… your time will come.

If you are the veteran, think about the coach (or coaches) on your staff that you can mentor.  Often your young coaches, even though they may not have the experience, are hungry, hard workers, enthusiastic, and may have skills you can develop and harness to make your squad better.  What young coach needs to be given an opportunity and trusted?

As a side note, one of my players on that 1981 squad, Tim Berry, passed away this week.  Tim started at fullback and linebacker on that 1981 team.  Tim Berry was one of the toughest yet kindest football players I have ever coached.

Tomorrow – the flip side… the importance of experience!

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Strength in Numbers

As coaches we sometime get caught up trying to get BIG improvement out of our athletes and out of our teams.  And that is OK, and expected…but, don’t forget that there is also strength in numbers.

Imagine …..

  • If everyone on your squad got just a little stronger
  • If everyone on your squad improved even a little on their ball handling skills
  • If everyone on your squad became just a little better at tackling
  • If everyone on your squad got just a little faster
  • If everyone on your squad became just a little better at bunting
  • If everyone on your squad improved his or her free throw percentage just a little
  • If everyone on your squad became just a little bit better technicians
  • If everyone on your squad improved his or her mental toughness even a little
  • If everyone on your squad reported to camp just a little better conditioned than last year
  • If everyone on your squad improved their batting average even slightly

You get the idea.

If everyone improves, even just slightly, it adds up to big team improvements… In strength, ball handling, tackling, speed, bunting, free throw percentage, technique, mental toughness, conditioning, or batting average.

Which leads to better team performance.

weakLinkThe key, of course, and the trick is, the “everyone” part of the equation.  Great teams have it figured out… Every team member has bought in and understands that their teammates are counting on them to improve, even if it is just a little…. the old “weakest link” adage.

 

As we are heading into our Fall seasons, what can you, your staff, and your team leaders do to insure that everyone on the squad feels the need to improve… even just a little?

You Can Do More (even just a little)… your brain is lying to you… Don’t Believe It!

Jeff Floyd – youcandomore1@yahoo.com

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Defensive Installation Progression

I have been asked several times in the last few days if I could share information about fall camp defensive installation progression.  Below is an actual progression from a few years ago, but rather than just share this, I would like to discuss some considerations that need to be made when putting together a install schedule for fall camp.

  • Order of installation
  • Pace of installation

You can download the Excel spreadsheet of this progression by clicking on this link: Defensive Installation Progression, or just click on the image below.

Progression Order of Installation

When deciding what order to install the fronts, stunts, and coverages of your defensive system, there are a couple of basic methods you can consider.  One method is to install your base, or most simple, defensive front and work forward from there.  A second tack is to install your base, or most important, defensive front first.

22For years we took the first approach and installed our front “22” (DT’s in a head up alignment) first, because it was simple and easy to teach the other fronts after introducing it. But, our “22” front was one we never or seldom ran during the season.   We ended up combining the two methods and introduced our base (as in the most simple) front that was also base (as in most important) to our defense.

31We now begin by introducing “31” (one of our staple fronts-but also simple to introduce) and build on our players knowledge of that front when installing our other fronts.  We use the same philosophy when adding the progression for Stunts (both 1st and 2nd level) and Coverages.

The concept regarding order of installation is the same; it progresses from simple to more complex, in a logical manner,  building on the knowledge your athletes have gained from previous work.

Pace of Installation

Each new season we conduct our installation like we are teaching it for the first time.  Our pace is fairly slow and deliberate; for the veterans it is a good time to review and develop an even deeper understanding of the intricacies of our defense; for the rookies it is a pace that hopefully will not make their collective heads swim.

To determine the pace needed, we always look at a few landmark dates or events that we know a degree of preparation and installation completed is necessary.

  • The first full scrimmage against your own offense
  • The first full scrimmage against another team (Jamboree)
  • First week prep against your week 1 opponents scout offense
  • Week 1 Game
  • First Conference or District Game

We know what installation we want to have completed before each of these events, so it is simply a matter of working backwards from those dates to figure out how many practices you have install the needed material.

After doing it a while, you get a pretty good idea of the pace you can proceed.  Inevitably, though, you can count of some hiccups… (weather, unplanned events, etc) to slow down your teaching schedule.  And, although we do have a schedule, we always let how our athletes were handling the information ultimately determine the pace.  If at any point we could see that our play was “slowing down” because of “paralysis by analysis”, we could vary from the schedule, slow down, and add a review day.  Ultimately our athletes understanding of what we are trying to accomplish is the most important thing, not the schedule.

As you can see on the install progression, review days are built into the schedule.  This allows us to slow down and emphasize any item(s) that we have determined through film review or testing needs more time.

As I have discussed in previous posts, using technology to “flip” your meeting and practice time could have a positive effect on the pace and success of this progression.  Having key pieces of your installation presentations on video, which your athletes (both veteran and incoming) could view and review could greatly improve both on the field and in the classroom teaching time.  You can read about this idea in these posts:

If you have any questions, just comment or shoot me an email… I will answer!

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Old Dog – New Tricks

You can teach an “old dog new tricks”.  Compared to many of my colleagues, I would be considered an “old dog”… 30+ years of doing this.  I learn “new tricks” daily, often from colleagues halfway across the country (thank you Coach Grabowski)

This will be a quick post listing a few of what I consider essential “new tricks” that I use daily in my coaching and teaching.  Some of these are apps, while others are computer (Mac Book Pro) programs.

Grab

Grab is a resident program on Macs and allows you to grab an image of your entire screen

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or a portion.

power cleanIt comes in handy when capturing telestrated images from Hudl, or individual frames from any video.  It is extremely easy to use…. very intuitive… and places the image on your clipboard where it can be quickly pasted or exported to another program.  There is an explanation of how to do this on a PC at this link:  How to take a screenshot in Microsoft Windows, but I am not sure if this is the only or easiest way to do it on a PC.

QuickTime Player

This, too, is a resident program on Macs.  It allows you to make a screen recording, also known as a screencast (see post, Making a Screen Recording), of anything that is on your computer screen.  It could be a recording of a telestrated Hudl video that you want to imbed in a PowerPoint presentation, or a recording of an animated PowerPoint presentation that you want to put on YouTube.  Whatever action takes place on your screen after beginning a Screen Recording (using QuickTime Player) will be recorded in a video that can be saved, embedded, used in other programs, or sent to the web.

As with Grab, you can record your entire screen

or a portion.

 

Twitter

I have learned as much the past 6 months following some excellent coaches on Twitter as I have the previous 6 years.  It is a daily virtual clinic!   You can easily connect with coaches, who have varied expertise, to virtually and electronically pick their brains.  I have coaches and teachers who I follow that deliver daily motivational inspirations (@TonyCourville),  challenge me to improve my coaching methods (@CoachKGrabowski), and deliver the latest ideas involving technology and education(@linsgc).  Most blogging coaches will tweet their latest post, so it becomes easy to scroll through the tweets to find the “meat”

Excel

Excel is part of the Microsoft Office suite of programs that is resident on most PC’s, and available for Mac as well.  All of my strength and conditioning weight workouts are Excel workbooks.

stevens

 

I manage workouts for over 300 athletes using the program on these workbooks.  You can read about the workout on my blog, at this post, A Weekly (not weakly!) Workout, and can download the Excel workbook templates here:

About anything that I do with numbers (other than stats and grades… I have separate programs for those) I do on Excel.

Socrative

imagesAnd this week I will be taking my own advice (see post The Time is Now) and learning how to use the app, Socrative.   Socrative is a smart student response system that allows teachers to engage their classrooms via their own devices… smartphones, laptops, and tablets.  Coach Grabowski has an excellent post describing how to use the system to make your position group meetings more interactive at this link: Another app for interactive position meetings.

Good luck to you all as you head into a new season… and remember…

We Can Do More… our brain is lying to us… Don’t Believe It!

We Can Learn New Tricks!

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The Time is Now

If you are a football coach, this is the time of year (heading into the final week of July) that one (or more) of these things is probably happening in your life.

  • You are getting married (or celebrating an anniversary)
  • You are ramping up meeting time with your staff  and/or attending your state Coaching Association football clinic in preparation for the upcoming season.

It is amazing how many of my coaching colleagues have anniversaries this time of the year… the end of July to the first week of August.  It seems we all try to squeeze in one more joyful event before our other love… the grind of the season… begins.  My wife and I got married on a Friday, and we started 2-a-day football practices on the following Monday.  We celebrate our 30th anniversary this summer.

If you are knee deep in meeting/ clinic time right now, here are a couple of things to chew on.  Right now is the time to expand your comfort zone (see Expanding Our Comfort Zone or Get Uncomfortable) and become comfortable with new technology and/ or new teaching and coaching methods.  Once the season gets going time really is at a premium.  We will have little time to get comfortable with new coaching methods or tools.  If we are not comfortable at that point, we inevitably revert back to coaching and teaching methods that we are more comfortable with.

Here are a couple of relatively easy projects to tackle to get started.  These ideas are from my post Flipping the Practice Field.  You can see how to make a screencast is in my post, Making a Screen Recording.

Drill Screencast

LB ShuffleWhat if you had the most important (or better yet, all!) of your drills for each position group online, described with text, diagramed in an automated PowerPoint presentation, with a telestrated video of YOU explaining the key organizational and coaching points of the drill, and your players demonstrating.  Before you use a drill in a practice, you gave as “homework” to your position group the task of studying this online content for the drill.  How many more reps would you get in that drill during practice, and how much better understanding of the drill would your players have during the course of the year?

Playbook Install

Consider your install days during your pre-season or spring practice sessions.  How much more production could you get out of your meeting and practice time if you had your install lectures already recorded on a screencast.  Prior to your installation of a particular front/ stunt/ or coverage (or of an offensive play) you require as “homework” viewing the screencast of your install lecture of that piece.  How much more efficient could you be in your meeting time (answering specific questions about the install) or how much quicker would you move to actually practicing the piece instead of spending time installing on the field.

Now is the time to do this… to get comfortable with the technology… to get comfortable with a new coaching technique.  It is just like everything else in athletics/ teaching/ life.  The most difficult time is the first time… just getting started (see post Starting) is at times the most difficult thing.  The more you do it, the more comfortable (and easier) it will become

If you are the head coach, challenge yourself and your position coaches to just complete one drill screencast… just one install screencast before your season begins.  If you are a coordinator, challenge the staff on your side of the ball to expand their comfort zone by doing this.  If you are a position coach, take it upon yourself to learn … be a leader (see post Leading Up)!

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Defensive Game Planning – Flipped Coaching

As a coach and teacher, I have a continuous, internal dialogue that takes place.  Time is at a premium, and it is inflexible, so whenever I am contemplating adding something else to my plate, this internal conversation begins.  I try to figure out the balance between doing something that may be really cool and the latest thing, with the kind of impact it will have on instruction.   There are a lot of really cool ideas that I come across… just about daily.  The trick is figuring out (due to time constraints) which cool idea(s) will have the biggest bang regarding instruction for the amount of time spent:

Instruction Bang/Time Invested

The bigger the bang, with less time invested, the better.

This is critical when it come to your weekly meeting, prep, and practice time in season… when you are formulating and teaching your weekly game plan.  Today I want to regress a little, and go back to the Weekly Workflow schedule that I discussed last week.  I believe there are a couple of ways to tweak this schedule, utilizing technology to “flip” your meeting time and practice time.

Flipping” the classroom or practice field refers to the concept of using technology to flip the traditional classroom/ meeting time; using online, shared content to provide student-athletes with learning opportunities traditionally reserved for classroom presentations, freeing up that time for more in-depth, hands-on learning opportunities.

Coach Keith Grabowski writes on this topic today with his post, “Flipping the Classroom (Flipped Coaching)”, which previews his upcoming American Football Monthly article on the topic and has links to all of his posts on the subject.

I have written a number of posts on the topic as well and links to most of them can be found at my post, “Flipping the Practice Field

Looking at our Weekly Schedule for defensive game planning, I believe there are three areas that we will be able to effectively implement technology to flip our meeting and practice time:

  • Daily Scripts – Emphasis
  • Position Group Reminders
  • Position Group Tests

Daily Scripts

As discussed in my post, Defensive Game Planning – Weekly Workflow, we have an emphasis for each day of the week:

  • Tuesday – 1st Down, Second Down, 3rd and Short
  • Wednesday – 3rd and Medium, 3rd and Long, XL, Goal Line
  • Thursday – Gadget, Review All

On each of those days, we put together our script, pulling directly from Hudl, plays that our opponent has run in those situations, adding our Front/Stunt and Coverage to the script.  In the past we have used these scripts for three purposes :

  1. To print so our staff knows the plays/calls during team time
  2. We print scout team cards via Hudl directly from the script
  3. Occasionally we review the video after practice.

We already pull this script and make a Play List on Hudl each of these days.  The logical next step is to have the expectation that each of our players will have watched and studied this Play List, on their own device, as many times as they want, prior to practice time.  This should reinforce daily what our emphasis is, and give our players an idea prior to practice what those plays and formations look like, what fronts/ stunts/ coverage we will be running, and ultimately should speed up their reaction/ recognition time when practice actually begins.   This addition has a huge upside regarding the Instruction Bang/ Time Invested formula.  The only additional time investment is making sure the script is completed and Play List posted on Hudl in time for your players to study prior to practice.  Your team time vs the scout team offense will be filmed, and you can evaluate that film after practice.

A sample Tuesday video might look something like this – In this sample I just give the intro and run through a few plays… the actual script video from Hudl would be 20+ plays long depending on the day of the week.

Position Group Reminders

As part of our Friday routine at the University of Central Missouri, we gave everyone in our position group a written sheet with reminders for that week.

Linebacker Reminders

An effective way to reinforce this information would be to attach a video clip and make a screencast (see my post Making a Screen Recording) of those situations.  The expectation would be to review these reminders, both written and video, prior to Friday’s meeting.

Adding the video reminders may increase slightly your prep work time, but I believe the learning benefits will pay off.  The student athlete would be able to access the video on their own device, and review at their own speed.  It incorporates many different learning styles, including audio cues, visual diagrams, straight text description, and game video.

Here is what a sample reminder segment might look like.

Position Group Tests

As part of our Friday routine, we also gave written tests to our position group.

lb test

Adding an interactive AV segment to the test would be efficient and productive.  As a coach you could put together a screencast of a video test, with your players completing the written portion on their own prior to Friday meetings, or … even better… take meeting time, and create a truly interactive quiz as Coach Grabowski explains in his post, “On Edge Coaching Pt. 2 and another app”.

A “take home” video test question might look something like this:

A few considerations when implementing “flipped” practice techniques:

  • The video does not have to be perfect… if you stress about making the perfect Cecil B. DeMille production every week, you will drive yourself crazy.
  • The video does not have to be long – A quick 5 minute video that the student-athletes can replay as many times as they want can be very effective
  • The more you can make it cross-platform, the better.  If your student-athletes have to physically go to the library and sit in front of a computer, the less likely they will be to watch the video.  They are used to watching and interacting with their phones… try to use a system that can be viewed on their own device… their phone.
  • Many schools are moving to a 1:1 philosophy, where every student will have their own device to receive instructional content.  If your district is moving in that direction, you are in business.
  • If you are truly interested in incorporating technology into your teaching and coaching, you need to follow Coach Grabowski’s blog (Coach and Coordinator) and follow his Twitter feed – @CoachKGrabowski… it is the best stuff out there regarding coaching and technology.

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Defensive Game Planning – All Posts, Forms, and Video

Let me start by thanking Coach Keith Grabowski of Baldwin Wallace University for the kind words in his post today, Follow Up: Advice to young coaches taking on a (Defensive) Coordinator Role.  His previous post on this topic (Advice to young coaches taking on a Coordinator Role) was geared to the offensive side of the ball, but most of his advice is applicable to ALL coaches, young or old, offense or defense, coordinator or position coach.

I have had several additional questions, and a few requests regarding the Defensive Game Planning series.  I will try to take care of those items today.

mag coverSeveral coaches have requested for access to all the posts and attachments in one place.   I will attempt this using a couple of different methods:

First, if you have the app Flipboard on your mobile device (it is available for iPhone or Android, but is optimized for iPad), I have put all of the Defensive Game Planning posts in a Flipboard “magazine” that can be downloaded at this link:

 

Flipboard Defensive Game Planning Magazine

A second option – here is a link to every post, followed by links to all of the forms that I have referenced in the series:

Forms and Videos in this series:

All of this information will be included in an iBook that I hope to complete within the year.

If there is another way you would like this information delivered, just let me know and I will try to accommodate.

Tomorrow I will talk about some ideas on “Flipping” your meeting time when prepping for your opponent.

You Can Do More… your brain is lying to you… Don’t Believe It!

Jeff Floyd – youcandomore1@yahoo.com

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