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  1. i recently purchased it . i would say that it is quite over priced for what you get. good info if you are a first time coach or thinking about coaching . for a veteran coach i would say your money would be well spent on a more in depth instructional video
  2. I appreciate your reply, but maybe you did not read my comment clearly. I did not say there was talking in the huddle. I said he was communicating with the QB on the way back to the huddle. If I may quote from the fourth edition of coaching youth football by the american sports education program-it reads, keep in mind that as a coach you need to be a teacher first and any action that detracts from the message you are trying to convey to your players should be avoided. Calm and controlled actions and voice allow players to focus on your message rather than what your personal feelings may be. From the football coaching bible put out by the american football coaches association-Use of proper language and the ability to present your ideas has great bearing on advancement in professional life. A leader must be a communicator, and language is an important tool that we use to convey thoughts, ideas, and passion. Someone is looking up to each of us right now, emulating what we do and what we say. In other words, being a role model means that we are influencing those who look up to us with our work and actions. These are the words and thoughts of Grant Teaff (Baylor University's head football coach for 22 years). Joe Paterno states a coach is first a teacher. As a coach, you have a strong impact on the lives of the young people you deal with, second only to the influence of their families and perhaps their churches. Never lose sight of the fact that you are dealing with young people. You are a teacher, and not only do you teach techniques, you teach principles that will help players throughout their lives: discipline, camaraderie, loyalty, trust, and the other intangibles we talk about all the time. Remember that you are dealing with young, mostly teenage, men who don't really know who they are and aren't sure where they're headed. Sometimes we tell young kids, be a man, but when they look around the inner city, the "man" is the guy with the fancy car who is peddling drugs. So we can't just say things. We need to lead by example. We have to make players understand that if they work hard and do things the right way, they will be better people and will have a better chance of being happy and having successful lives. These are the principles that I choose to coach by. Therefore if you choose to coach by degradation, you are teaching your players to teach others to learn this way. The root of my original comment was that my son was grabbed in an aggressive manner by the front of his jersey and moved from one place to another. If you condone this action, you are no better than he. This is not a positive way to send a message to a child or anyone else. You are teaching this child to handle matters in a physical way. As I mentioned before, I've coached for four years in three different sports and I have never degraded nor physically touched a player in a demeaning manner. That is what builds discipline and respect and opens the avenue of communication in your players. In closing, I constantly reevaluate myself as a coach and as a human being and I believe that through this process I become a better individual altogether. Coach C
  3. i coach my daughter's fieldhockey team and i coach them the same way i coach my sons football team . this is with compassion, understanding, and patience. i never raise my voice unless a player is being disrespectful to a coach, referee, another player. etc. even then i explain myself in a controlled tone making sure that at the end of the disciplinary action, the situation is understood and resolved by all parties. i have found that confronting the types of coaches that you are referring to gets little resolve and causes strife in the team atmosphere. if it were me faced with the situation (which i have been in the past), i didn't try to change the coach but i went out of my way to balance his negative with my positive, always reassuring players and parents. hope this helps. coach c
  4. we use them for our team . you can order them online at footballamerica.com or at dickssportinggoods.we gave everyone that was at the game a star.sacks ,caused fumbles or big hits would get a skull and crossbones . we would give extra stars for td int also big plays. good luck!
  5. recently while watching my son in a flag football game. i was watching him as he walked back to the huddle , after the play was over with the qb and he was telling him that someone had been open on the other side. this is 10 11 age league so coaches are allowed on the field. when my son got in the huddle the coach grabbed him in the chest by his jersey and moved him to the other side ot the huddle, and reprimanded him for saying any thing to the qb. this action offended me as a father and a coach. after the game i confronted the coach off to the side. i tried to defend what my son did by explaining that when they play with us during the regular football season (pads) these boys are taught to communicate with each other. apparently he just saw that as coaching fom the sidelines. then when confronted with the way he aggressively handled my son i was told it was just football. this just pissed me off. i coach football,basketball, and my daughters fieldhockey team. never have i assaulted verbally or physically any child on any team i have coached over the past four years. not to say some weren't in some need of severe discipline. i believe as coaches we are showing children how to deal with a situation. i feel the coach should just have given me comfort in the fact that knowing it would not happen again. this is all i was asking for
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