You Can Do More: Jeff Floyd 8/16
By Jeff Floyd former Truman High School Head Coach
This week I had the opportunity to help out at my daughter-in-law’s project called 50/50. Her team is putting an art gallery in the West Bottoms of Kansas City made out of shipping containers.
Stay with me…. this isn’t about an art gallery.
Here are some things that came up during my work at the 50/50 project one evening…
They commented that the new Phillips head drill bits made it a lot easier to set the sheet rock screws without stripping them out…
We had a box of long sheet metal screws, but ran out of the shorter screws (which they preferred using) … so we went around picking up short ones that had been previously dropped on the floor and used them. We ended up having enough to finish what we were working on.
We needed a drill bit extension to drill a hole into a tricky spot on a doorframe. We had to stop until we got one.
I had to run home and get tin snips to bring to the project site so we could cut the sheet rock corner bead.
Now, this team is doing tremendous work, but it really reminded how much time is saved by having the right tools…. good tools when you are working.
For football coaches, especially during our season, time is at a premium. The amount of hours in the day is same for all of us. Saving hours or minutes using good tools puts more time in your kitty…. time that can be used doing additional football or teaching prep (which is what most of us do!) OR maybe you could sneak in some additional family time.
Over the last three years I have shared a variety of football coaching/ organizational tools (all for free) via my web site, YouCanDoMore.net. These are tools and procedures that I trust, and have saved me countless hours over the years.
Here are my most popular (using views and downloads as a metric) categories of posts, with a little information about each:
Defensive Game Planning:
We used this tool not only to evaluate our athletes, but also to evaluate how effective we have been as coaches and to self-scout. It tracks mistakes made, and defensive efficiency by front/ stunt and coverage. These posts have been viewed over 5,000 times and this template downloaded about 1,500 times. If you Google “excel film grading football” the two top hits are from these posts.
As I mentioned, all of this is free. It was all shared with me, either partially or in its entirety… and they are all customizable with just a little Excel knowledge.
The single thing that I will ask, that if you read the post, download the file(s) or click the links, please leave a comment. I would love to hear your thoughts on these subjects…
Do you like the ideas?
As always, if you have a question just shoot me an email or tweet… I will respond!
Next week…. The Eye In the Sky
You Can Do More… your brain is lying to you… Don’t Believe It!
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