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PLAN YOUR SEASON BEFORE PLANNING YOUR PRACTICE

Plan your season before planning your practice.

To steal a phrase from Stephen Covey’s 7 Habits book: Begin with the end in mind. I have been doing this with my team for many years but I never really had a title for it.

Envision your team at mid-season. Think this through thoroughly. What plays you want to be running at that point and the players’ thorough knowledge of it. What defense do you think you’ll be running? The mental and physical toughness you want your team to have. The hustle you expect at that point. The conditioning level you want to be at. Now with that mental picture in mind, start writing.

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Looking Back On An 0-8 Season

If you had told me last summer that the team for which I was about to be Offensive Coordinator would go 0-8, I would have thought you were crazy. Yet when the final play was run on our 8th loss, I had become that coach. There was plenty of regret to go around. I couldn’t even manage to get these boys a single win. We’d had our moments throughout the season, but not enough moments in a row to pull out a “W”. Continue reading Looking Back On An 0-8 Season