You Can Do More: Jeff Floyd 1/2

Jeff Floyd

By Jeff Floyd Former Truman High School Head Coach
Posted: January 2, 2014 - 8:52 AM



Well, it is that time of the year.
 
It is like the Circle of Life.
 
As soon as one football season ends, the next begins.
 
The final whistle blows during the last game; the banquets have happened, awards given out, equipment stowed, then the real work begins preparing for the next season. Hard work by coaches and players alike will set the foundation for the upcoming year(s). 
  • I always saw it as a fun, exciting time.
  • It is a new year…
  • It is a fresh start - everyone is “equal”…
  • No team has any wins or losses yet…
  • There are no “starters”…
  • Everyone is competing for a spot on the new team…
  • New leaders step up…
  • A new team “chemistry” develops
It is a time for players and coaches to get stronger and better. Coaches develop their player’s mettle through their off-season conditioning programs. Coaches can hone their skills as well in the off-season. Between information available on the Internet, and the great coaching clinics all over the country, we can become stronger as well as our athletes. 
  • Now is the time to expand your coaching comfort zone,
  • Learn a new skill…
  • Improve your playbook…
  • Scout yourself…
  • Check your offensive and defensive efficiency…
  • Host a clinic for area coaches…
  • Coach your coaches….
  • Motivation
  • Philosophy
  • Defensive Game Planning
  • Strength and Conditioning
  • Godin (my favorite blogger)
  • Technology
  • Recruiting
In addition, I will finalize edits of my iBook – Football Game Planning: Defense, and complete work on two new iBooks, Wanted and Rewarded: The complete guide to the college recruiting process, and Strength and Conditioning: A student led approach for high school and middle school athletes. Be looking on my blog on how to get your copies of these resources.
 
I want to give a big shout out to Dion Clisso and the folks at PrepsKC.  The work and logistics of putting together a timely, weekly magazine in print and online is quite an undertaking. I enjoyed being a part of it this season, and enjoyed following the story lines as the 2013 season unfolded… from the pre-season articles and podcasts filled with stories of hopeful anticipation, to chronicling some area schools march to State Championships. It is a great deal of work, and the folks at PrepsKC should be commended on the quantity and quality of their work this season. They continue to do a great job of promoting high school football in the Kansas City Metro area.
 
 
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