Here are Bear Bryant’s Coaching Rules
- Surround yourself with people who can’t live without football.
- Recognize winners. They come in all forms.
- Have a plan for everything.
Have you thought about a team website yet and how you are going to communicate. Check out my article on Team Websites. Communication is key to a winning season. Plus the parents love to be involved and know what s going on. Make sure to over communicate. If you hate to talk to parents then find a great team mom. Here’s an article on Choosing a Team Mom. Maybe you have not picked your assistant coaches yet. Here’s a great article about choosing your assistant coaches.
I wrote an article a few years ago, What’s in your Youth Football Coach’s Bag which is a great place to start getting organized. I always need mouthpieces, band aids and whistles when the season starts. Make sure you go through your first aid kit or maybe even buy a new one. Safety First!
If you are still wondering about offense, here are my picks for the top plays in youth football. Plus do not forget defense and especially special teams which a busted punt return cost me our last Super Bowl berth.
And lastly check out my eBook on Practice Plans.
And remember “Organization is the foundation of all successful football coaching. This is just as true in the handling of high school and college teams as it is in coaching play for pay professional squads. Organization is the basis for the whole game.” George Allen – Washington Redskins An organized coach should be able to go .500 and better.
Have a great season,
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