Post by coachkevind on Nov 18, 2014 8:40:54 GMT -6
I have been asked to join a coaching selection committee and was wondering for those of you that have participating in a process like this what are some of the key questions you ask and things your association is looking for in a volunteer youth football coach.
Ask about him approach to practice planning. Ask about overall philosophy - goals & objectives type stuff. How does he handle playing time disputes? How does he handle parent issues?
Give him a handful of hypotheticals and ask him what he would do. e.g. Your assistant's kid, Archie, wants to play QB and so does another kid, Kyle. Kyle may be a little better at QB than Archie, but he can also play other positions - he's the fastest kid on the team and looks like a great little running back. You decide that the team is better off with Archie at QB and Kyle at RB. Kyle's mom comes to you after practice demanding to know why Kyle isn't playing QB when he's clearly the best player on the team and you're destroying his chances at a college scholarship. How do you respond?
Another example: You're ahead by 6 points. The other team is at your 20 yard line. There are 15 seconds left in the game. It's 4th & 10. They just took their final timeout. You are going out to the huddle to talk to your defense. What do you tell them?
Post by scotdaking on Nov 20, 2014 16:05:41 GMT -6
Your first step should be to assess what types of individuals you want participating with youth on a volunteer basis within your organization. This may require huddling with your cohorts on the board and reading by laws. Next, create a profile identifying those qualities and use it as a checklist for evaluation. Finally, ask open-ended questions. Let the coach talk, talk, talk. You want to hear from him after all.
The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have.