Another (quick) toolbox analogy…
As I have chronicled, my son and daughter-in-law have been involved in a project (50/50) over the past year.
During that span of time they have borrowed numerous tools…
- Drill bits…
- Jig saw…
- Extension cords…
- Socket set…
- Saw blades…
No problem… I have accumulated (as most do) many tools in my toolbox throughout the years.
I have to admit it was with a degree of hubris that I brandished my overflowing toolbox and tubs of nuts, bolts, and hardware at the work site.
Hubris, that is, until, a former player of mine (a REALLY good former player of mine) volunteered to help with the project. This man is a professional… he works construction… he is a master craftsman.
He came and in one evening did work that it would have taken us days to finish.
He had more tools on his tool belt than I have in my toolbox. He had all the right tools…. specialty tools for this specific job… and all the tricks of the trade that he had accumulated over the years.
As a young, hungry, coach, you are always on the lookout to borrow tools that will help you do your job better… to be a better coach.
But even the old grizzled coach can learn from a professional… can find a new tool or trick that might help … as long as you don’t allow your pride (or habits) to get in the way.
Here are links to tools that have helped me be a more efficient, more organized, better prepared coach over the years. Young coach or veteran, I hope you find something of interest.
- Film Grading Tool
- Practice Schedule Template
- Defensive Game Plan – The Call Sheet
- Defensive Game Plan – The Play Grid
- Defensive Game Plan – The Ready List
- Defensive Game Plan – Weekly Workflow
- Defensive Game Plan – Formation Analysis
- Defensive Installation
- Evaluation of Performance Chart
- 4 Day a Week Workout Program
- 3 Day a Week Workout Program
- Customizing the Workbooks (3-4 day a week workout program)
- Film Worksheet
- Sample Position Group Test
- Pattern Run Drill
- Great Football Conditioning Test
- Jump Rope Drills
- String out tackle drill
- Fumble Score drill
- EDD’s Every Day Drills
- Chain of Accountability
- Playing Time Doctrine
- Running an effective drill
The ties that bind Joe, and the special group of men from my UCM days, is a story for another day.
You Can Do More… your brain is lying to you… Don’t Believe It!
Jeff Floyd – firstname.lastname@example.org