Incentive Training

Incentive Training is a term I picked up from Coach Larry Gombos from Denver, CO.  And while I have been fortunate over the years to have teams that required very little discipline, I am certain that the disciplinary methods we use are probably responsible for this fact. Some of these may seem harsh and I would be quick to respond that discipline should not only be harsh but swift and consistent as well. So long as you are consistent in your application of discipline and you don’t use tactics that can harm your players, I think you are on the right track. As a parent I would much rather see my son being physically pushed to his limits than to see a coach grab his face-mask and scream at him and tell him that he is the reason our team can’t move the football on offense or he is the reason the other team scored. I don’t use everything you will read in this article but I have used most of these ideas or variations of them and I can assure you that they are extremely effective. In fact many of them will only be used once or twice in an entire season because once your players have a ‘healthy fear’ of the consequences to their actions, they learn very quickly to buck up & tow the line. Continue reading “Incentive Training”

Getting Maximum Effort From Your Team

One thing I discuss with coaches is effort, and how to get it. In terms of our approach and what we do, I’m going to make sure that I get what I want. What I mean is, I’m not just going to accept whatever level of effort any particular player decides to give. His effort is dictated by what I want. Continue reading “Getting Maximum Effort From Your Team”