You Can Do More: Jeff Floyd 1/31
By Jeff Floyd former Truman High School Head Coach
We were prepping for a big game one season at the University of Central Missouri. One of my defensive staff members was fretting.
“Sometimes I think we (coaches) care more about this game than they (the players) do.”
Of course we do… that is no surprise! The amount that you “care”… how much winning means to you… is directly proportional to the amount you have invested in it… in the program. As coaches, we have the most invested… time, work, sweat… etc. It is our chosen avocation, so without question we will “care” more than our players… even the most dedicated ones.
The goal is not to get your players to “care” as much as you do, that is unrealistic. The trick, the goal, is to get more of your players, more invested in your program…. more of your players “bought in”.
How do you do that?
You use your skills daily to “sell”… your philosophy, your program, your game plan, your offense, your defense, your off-season program, your film study…. essentially every thing you do, to your players.
What skills? The skills you must have to be an effective teacher and coach.
How would you rate yourself in each of these areas?
The off-season is a great time for you as a coach to develop skills, to become a stronger coach, as well as your players.
Remember – You Can Do More… your brain is lying to you…. Don’t Believe It!
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