I’ve only heard one coach ever talk about how loaded his team was. Twice.
He’s won two State Championships.
For the rest of us… we got problems.
The kids are too small. Too slow. Too young. Too soft. Too entitled.
Something’s wrong. For every single one of us.
Probably why coaching is not for everyone.
You get into coaching thinking you know everything. The smartest coaches are the one’s who have never done it.
Then you find out this is a hard gig. The kids don’t run around like they do in Madden.
But the truth is… your players can play. They’re just like everyone else’s players.
Maybe not as big, or as fast, or as… whatever it is. But everyone has shortcomings.
This off-season, figure out what yours are. Get to work addressing them.
Then move on. Time to go to work.
In this episode, I mention the Max Motivation for Peak Performance eCourse along with several of the other resources that are available exclusively as part of JDFB Insiders.
Our biggest job as a coach is to develop character in our players. Best way to do that is to model it.
There’s a lot of problems in society today. We know football can help develop our young men to overcome those problems. Rise above.
And a victim mentality? That’s a big one.
It’s always someone else’s fault. “I can’t!”
Because of this… this… this… oh the list goes on.
As a football coach, we shouldn’t have that mentality. But it creeps up for a lot of us.
I see it all the time.
Stop finding reasons you can’t. Start finding solutions. Finding answers. And then get to work.
This episode of The Football Coaching Podcast is a total rant, by the way.
By the way, JDFB Insiders is a great place to find help for your football team. 1% at a time.
Stop looking for excuses about why you can’t… sign up here for JDFB Insiders.
You work hard. Is it enough? Are you the right guy for this?
We all worry about whether or not we’ve done all we can. Done it the right way.
Your players only have a few years to play the game. That’s a lot of pressure. Not to mention pressure for the faculty, administration and community.
It’s normal to wonder... Am I a good football coach?
So I made a checklist. And you can download it from Joe Daniel Football.
At some point we all run into tough times. You ask yourself the question. Then you carry on because, well, no one else is going to do it and you love it.
That, coupled with the fact that you’re listening to this podcast, means you probably are a good football coach. But we all need a reminder.