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Template For Wrist Coach?

22 December 2008 - 11:35 PM

Does anyone have a template for the wrist coach? I spoke with another coach and saw how he drew his up, but he basically did it in excel. I am sure I could do the same, but I just wanted to check to see if someone possibly had a template I could use.


Checklist For Practice / Gametime

13 June 2008 - 10:25 AM

I am sure there is some information somewhere on the net (or in these forums), but starting from scratch. New coach, first day of practice. What would you recommend he brings. I am just guessing here, but off the top of my head I'd say...

- tackle dummies / pads / cones
- whistle
- stopwatch
- (2) dry erase boards (small for the huddle, and larger to teach)
- water cooler (possibly assign task of bringing ice for parent???)
- a practice sheet (or lamented play sheet)
- other sheets (roster, parent contact info, etc.)
- first aid kit
- cleats (do any of you coach's wear cleats?)

Am I on the right path, or far off? Say you were mentoring a young coach to replace you. Assuming he is starting from nothing, how would you instruct him?

The Best Software For Playbooks?

28 May 2008 - 11:23 AM

I am sure this has been asked several times, and I am a noobie here. I will be diving into my first year of coaching, and I like to have things organized. I was wondering what is the best software/tools to use? I have a friend who places his in Excel. I read other places where people did it in Visio. I have Visio, but I need a template or something. I have found a few software programs by Googling, however a number of them are a tad bit more than I am willing to pay.

I located this one program which was free called AS Football Play Editor (http://assoft.home.c...lplayeditor.htm) which I have not been able to get to work so I guess that defeats the purpose. The other is called Coach's Office (http://www.coachsoffice.com/).

That Coach's Office looks pretty good, and they have a youth option for $89. I just wanted to check with some people who have been there first before I go out and purchase something I might not need. The only prob with that CO is that there is no section to enter the kids info in...which is feature I think would be pretty cool.

What do you guys think?