Even though there is “officially” no football this time of year, it is always an exciting time for prep programs…
- Everyone is undefeated
- Everyone is right in the middle of their off-season program
- Everyone has their athletes working hard to physically improve
- Everyone is full of optimism
- Everyone is excited about gains their athletes are making in their speed, size, and strength
- New team leaders have surfaced
And… there are always questions to be answered.
While some programs are trying to make a turnaround to success, others are attempting that leap from pedestrian to elite, and a few are trying to figure out how to stay on top.
We have all heard the (overused) adage regarding the definition of insanity … “doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results”…. My question then is, what can you do differently… better… this off-season to get different… better results?
I know as teachers and coaches, we are always busy… but for most of us, we can catch our breath a little bit during the spring and summer (compared to in-season at least)
Here are some ideas …
What can you do to improve meeting time with your athletes? Try these Posts :
How can you make your preparation more focused? Try these Posts :
- Becoming a Stronger Coach in the Off-Season
- Checking for Understanding
- Get Uncomfortable
- Film Grading Tool
What can you do to shake up your athlete’s physical workouts? Try these Posts:
What can you do to improve your game preparation next season? Try these Posts:
- Defensive Game Planning – All Posts, Forms and Videos
- Offensive Game Planning via Coach Keith Grabowski
How can you improve your instruction and playbook? Try these Posts:
- The Playbook is Dead, Long Live the Playbook
- The Playbook of the Future
- The Playbook Continuum
- The Value of a Playbook
- Some Assembly Required
My take on “team building” ? See Post
Can you improve the mental toughness of your athletes? Try these Posts:
How can you use technology to improve instruction?
I (or anyone else for that matter) do not have all the answers… but sometimes the questions are just as important… keep asking those questions!
You Can Do More… your brain is lying to you…. Don’t Believe It!
Jeff Floyd – firstname.lastname@example.org