I always have paper in my computer bag, at home, binders, etc. I'm writing stuff down all the time. Then when I get a good sized pile, I transcribe them into the PowerPoints I use to 'run' the program. I'm a computer geek, on the computer 8+ hours a day, I've got 3 computers plus my phone at my school/work desk. So writing something is very enjoyable, use a fountain pen and everything.
I don't take notes on every little thing that goes on. I have a year-end review package that I do for the AD and a lot of that is numbers and emails (injuries, statistics, parents) that can be put into the proper place. So a lot of the "what happened this year" stuff is there with emails and such.
I also make liberal use of the voice memos on my phone. When I'm at practice or something I can take out the phone and put down my thoughts. I find that I 'remember' a lot more that way. I sync those with my iTunes app so I have them from year to year. Seems that every year I end up with a couple of memos that are pretty much the same from the year before. I think I'm seeing a pattern there...
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Post by oldballcoach2 on Jan 7, 2019 18:09:28 GMT -6
I like to go back and take notes about situational management in games. I truly believe that more games are lost than won. It's probably an area that I do not do a good enough job of.
For instance, in a state championship game this year, a school had two timeouts and was up 13-7 with under 30 seconds. The opposing team was on the +15 with a chance to score and win the game. It was third down and the opposing coach did not use any of his time-outs. On the third down, the trailing team scored to tie it up before making the extra point to win. I wrote two situational notes about this:
1) You can see what they come out in prior to playing the third and possibly fourth down and burn a time-out to make any adjustments. 2) If they do score late (like 4 seconds left) to tie it up, you can burn a timeout and get your guys re-grouped to try to block the extra point. If you block it, the game is going to go to overtime.
I keep this compilation of notes in my drive and like to review it prior to games. I don't know if it helps, because it is always difficult in emotional situations. Maybe it will. Who knows???