Our job as football coaches goes way beyond X's and O's. And it goes far beyond drills, too.
One of the biggest obstacles to success is player motivation. Getting kids to buy in. To play hard. To just want to.
But motivation is not some mystical concept that we either have or do not. It's something that coaches can cultivate.
In this episode of The Football Coaching Podcast, we're talking about how to motivate your football players. I'll give you 7 tips that can help you start increasing your player's motivation on the field.
And you can start right now.
The season is under way. And everything may not be going exactly as planned.
You're a problem solver. A fixer. When something isn't working... you do something about it.
But here in the world of football coaching, we tend to do too much. To over react.
The best thing you can do, often times, is to stay the course. Constant change means your kids will never get good at anything.
They can lose confidence in themselves as players. In the technique you teach. And in you as a coach.
That's never what we want. We want our kids to believe that they can do it. All they need to do, is do their jobs.
You spent a whole off season putting this playbook together. Researching drills. Studying the talent you had coming along...
And when you did that, your mind was clear. You were sane.
Now it's football season. You're amped up. Sleep deprived. Maybe a little panicked.
Can we all agree that clear headed you is a little more sane, a little smarter, than amped up, sleep deprived, panicked you? I thought so.
So stay the course. Keep with the plan. Focus on fixing the problems, not changing the plan entirely.
What's the hottest new concept in Offensive Football Coaching this season? That's easy.
Run-Pass Option plays. RPO's.
OK they're not exactly new. But you might be seeing more RPO's now, than ever before.
What is a Run-Pass Option? Why have they exploded in popularity in recent years? And how can you incorporate RPO's into your Offensive Playbook?
In Episode 136 of The Football Coaching Podcast, I'll take a look at all of these questions. Plus, what are some of the issues with RPO's that you need to be prepared for, if you decide to incorporate them into your offense?