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Member Since 27 May 2008
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In Topic: Template For Wrist Coach?

29 December 2008 - 11:14 AM

Do you have an excel/word printout you could share or IM me? I have seen it done before, and seems simple enough on offense. Defense I am not so sure about. I move my kids around a lot, and I don't know if it would be more effective to do that, or just come up with signals from the sidelines.

In Topic: The Best Software For Playbooks?

16 July 2008 - 07:55 AM

Sorry for such a late response. I tried that program Coach Robo, and could not figure it out. Do you have any saved plays you can e-mail me? I am just curious to see how someone uses it. Just PM me as time permits.

I have been playing around with this Visio football stencil (attached) which I found while surfing, and thusfar it has really helped me as far as creating guides for my coaches, diagrams for the kids, etc. Problem I am having is actually drawing up plays. The blocking arms tend to be a tad bit too wide, and I am not that proficient in Visio to effectively alter (nor create my own). Whoever created this, I like how the icons represent the formations. That is something else I can't figure out how to emulate. The way the items snap to the grid is helpful to me since I am a compulsive about things aligning right, so if I could figure out how to draw some additional items and add (blocking arms, arrows, etc.), then I may be able to work with this.

Anyone good with Visio?

In Topic: Lack Of Commitment

13 June 2008 - 10:10 AM

at least 30% of our parents seem to think their kids can just show up when they want to. Today, we were missing 10 players on a Friday practice before a saturday game. Unfortunately I can't make the parents run laps.

I burst into laughter when you mentioned having the parents run laps. This is my first year taking a jab at coaching, and at the first coach's meeting they were adamant about this 7 play rule. Went on to say even if the kids miss practice, they still have to play. I disagree with their logic. They state the kids shouldn't be penalized for their parents inability to get them to practice. And with gas prices, I can certainly understand. However, I truly don't believe that is fair to the kids who work day in, day out and attend every practice...then the one kid can miss all week, show up, and I am expected to play him in the game. How can I teach them about discipline and responsibility if I have some board members who smack my hand. It is almost like the debate of timeout vs spanking. Different philosophies I suppose.

But hey, what can I do? League rules have my hands tied.

In Topic: The Best Software For Playbooks?

11 June 2008 - 07:59 AM

To be honest, I haven't played around with it in quite some time now. All my plays are currently on an excel spreadsheet, and I haven't taken the time to enter them in because I don't want to put in a lot of time if I am on the fence about purchasing. Like I stated before, I think I may get it just because as a rookie coach, I like how you can see multiple defensive fronts. That is probably my favorite option on there. I also like how this is basically a database I could build on for future years.

In Topic: The Best Software For Playbooks?

30 May 2008 - 01:43 PM

I will be coaching tackle, and it will be 7-8 yr olds. I have been playing with the coach's office, and I can definitely see some benefits; especially if you plan on coaching for a while. I am a rookie, but one of the things I like about it is how you can create a play, then use the drop down list to show various defense fronts. I guess when you have been coaching for years those things probably come second nature, but to me, i guess I am thinking too hard.