Try picking up a coaching job at a lower level. The middle school level is much less stressful and time consuming when compared to a high school season. You could also consider the youth leagues in your area if they aren't a nightmare.
Post by justafbcoach on May 15, 2019 7:58:05 GMT -6
Enjoy being a dad for your girls. Relax. Go watch different teams on Friday nights that you normally wouldn't get to see because you were too busy coaching or connect with different coaches in the off-season to see how they do things.
For family reasons, basically having to get my girls off the school bus, I have to take next season (and maybe a few after) off.
What are some good off-season and then in-season projects to work on to stay connected/in-tune with the game?
How about doing some film work, HUDL breakdowns, etc.?
A former Steeler, asked what Chuck Noll would think of the hours put in by modern coaches said, "He'd be amazed that there were people so inefficient that they couldn't get everything done in a working day".
Post by poundtherock1 on May 15, 2019 9:44:21 GMT -6
I'm stepping back into an offensive coordinator role after a bit of a "sabbatical" year. I spent time with my wife. Took trips on the weekends and during off days from school. Summer was great since we both teach, had a lot of time to travel to some cool places. Watched our area schools on Friday night's when I wanted to, didn't watch when I didn't want to.
Use it to re-charge. I have a fresh perspective just from watching from the stands. Not necessarily schematically, but how to treat people. I would suggest finding ways to take advantage of some extra family time.
Post by CoachJohnsonMN on May 15, 2019 13:48:26 GMT -6
I did the same thing a few years ago & it was a blessing in disguise. I went to watch the area games that featured the consistent winning programs. I would arrive early to watch warm-ups & would sit as close to the sideline as possible. My goal was to watch coaching & management rather than entertainment. I walked away from that non-season with a renewed view of how I had managed my program. It also helped me realize that parents are a pain in the a** no matter where you are.