1. Do you like/dislike and why? 2. What are some of the more unique situations that you use these?
I am sure people have the skull and crossbones for big hits, but let's get real creative here.
The best one we have is a "C". A "C" is special because the players don't get it for football they get it for anything they do around "C"ampus and the "C"ommunity....as well as any other "C" word, caring, compassion, and character.....
Some of our players have been given "C"s for breaking up fights around campus, helping pack food and supplies at the local rotary club for Hurricane Katrina victims. One player even got one directly from me because early in the school year when there we limited seats in my classroom he got up and politely gave his seat to a young female who would have had to sit on the floor otherwise.
helmet stickers are cool there need to be team oriented ones
we win=everyone gets a sticker we score=everyone gets a sticker OL get 1 sticker for every 3 domination blocks skill get 1 for a td anyone on offense gets 1 for hustle/downfield block defense=1 for int, fumb, big hit, TFL, hustle special teams-same as defense
I have always given "superman" sticker (its the S logo thats on supermans chest) to my linemen and tes when we rush for over 200 yards. I also give an S to any back that rushes for 200. we do the standard skull and cross bones for defensive plays and we give out a hammer sticker for big hits...I like the idea of the pancake sticker for pancake blocks by the oline.
We do the standard ones..td, 100 yds rushing, (we also give stickers to our O-line when we have a back over 100 yds) pancake, big hit on d, tackles, int's, fumbles recovered, fumbles caused. We also give one out per week for outstanding practice effort and I give one coaches discretion award per week, I use it as a catch all for just about everything in a game that can help us win, good screen block that springs a long run, shoe lace tackle that saves a td..all kinds of stuff. Last year we played a game in a driving rain with about two inches of muck on the field. I gave one to our long snapper for outstanding snaps in our punt game and for our extra points.
I've never really liked the helmet sticker thing. When I played in HS, we had them 1 year. Seems like the RB, & the QB get all the stickers, and everyone else has like 3 or 4. I played QB in LL, HS, & College; I'm big on recognizing the OL/DL for what they do. Every time a LB gets a big hit, or a RB/QB/WR gets a big TD play, there are 4 DL or 5 OL who had to do a lot of hard work, just for the "big money" positions to get noticed. I haven't found a good way to reward my OL/DL just as much as I do the skill position kids, so I don't do them.
That's just my opinion. I know that the kids like them, but I think that it is a flawed system of rewarding kids.
"I firmly believe that any man's finest hour, the greatest fulfillment of all that he holds dear, is the moment when he has worked his heart out in a good cause and lies exhausted on the field of battle-victorious." - V. Lombardi
"If it doesn't matter who wins or loses, then why do they keep score?" - V. Lombardi
I am not necessarily opposed to the helmet stickers, but I have never used them. I do my best to emphasize UNIFORM and how that ties into TEAM, so I don't want a few players with helmets full of stickers and others with few to no stickers. I want us to all look the same (as much as possible).
Kids here have a chance for 3 stickers. All of them get 2
1 American Flag (all of them) 2 Number )for identification of lost helmet) 3 PRIDE sticker (must have their dedication points prior to camp taken care of) Pride is Personal Responsibility In Daily Effort
other than that helmet is plain black with a plain black mask. no individual awards at all until banquet (and I would get rid of those if I could w/ the exception of the Black Lion Award)
I use them but they are team awards, Every Td the offense scores the whole offense gets one. Everytime the defense goes out and holds the other team to no points on a drive they get one. Nobody gets one for anything individual.
this is what a friend of mine does at his school. We only do team stickers that go onto a board that is on each locker in the lockerroom, that has the kids names on them.
Helmet Awards: (Each position coach is responsible to calculate your awards winners)
Team Award (Must have played in the game, must accomplish 4 of 6 team goals to receive helmet award)
• Win the game
Offense • 1 turnover or less • 60% pass completion • 4.0 yards per rush • 27 Points scored • Always score inside 10 yard line • 325 yards total offense
• Grade of 80 % or higher • 4 down field blocks • 2 flat back blocks • 2 blocks on 1 play • 100 yard rusher • No Quarterback sacks (as a group)
• Grade of 90% or higher • 5 Receptions with 75 yards gained • 8 downfield blocks • 2 blocks on 1 play • Touchdown
• Grade of 85% or higher • Gain 40 yards on a play after initial hit • 3 pass receptions • 2 blocks on 1 play • Touchdown • 100 yards rushing
• Grade 90% or higher • 60% pass completion (10 attempts minimum) • 150 yards passing • Touchdown run or thrown
Defense • Hold opponents to 7 points or less • Get 3 take aways (fumble or interception) • Accomplish 3 and out 50% of time • No more than 1 big play of over 25 yards • Hold opponents to less the 3 yards per rush • Shut out in 4th quarter
• Grade out at or above your requirements (Def. Line 80%, Linebackers 85%, & Def. Backs 90%) • 8 unassisted tackles • 8 assisted tackles • 2 tackles for a loss • Any sack of Quarterback for a loss • Any created turnovers (fumble or interception) • Touchdown • Big Hit!!
Special Teams Players:
• Blocked Kick or Punt • Punt return or Kickoff return for a touchdown • 2 blocks on 1 return play • 38 yard average punting (punter) • Any punt that is downed inside the 15 yard line • Hold opponents inside there 25-yard line on all kickoff returns. • Kickoff into the endzone (kicker)
I have never really liked giving stickers for the same reasons as already mentioned. One thing we have done in the past couple of seasons is given out stickers with the mascots of the opposing teams when we won. example - we beat the Cardinals and everyone gets a red cardinal, beat the panthers - everyone got a black paw print. I thought that was kind of neat thing to do but it meant spending a bunch $$$ on stickers to get stickers for everyone on your schedule. Course we could have saved money by never buying purple bulldogs since they always kicked our ass!
We give out helmet awards, but everyone gets the same awards. We don't recognize individual achievement. For example, if a back rushes for 100 yards, everyone on the offense gets a sticker for that because the other 10 guys all had to block and execute to get the back those yards. If our QB throws for 300 yards, everyone gets a sticker because the o-line had to block well and the receivers had to catch the ball.
Also, we only get helmet stickers if we win. Stats don't matter if you don't win.
The only individual award we give out is Practice Player of the Week.
Not a big sticker fan. I have seen it become the focus of Saturday Morning film sessions (ooh, another tackle/sticker for me...) instead of learning. I don't like the opportunity for a kid to start to get the mentality "well, I got my 6 stickers this week" instead of focusing on the TEAM. I don't like the idea of multiple goals rather than the singular purpose of winning.
The exception to this is Academic awards. I love how UGA gives out special stickers for academics, and I hope to do this soon as well. I just don't like the idea of stickers for on field achievements.
Last Edit: May 7, 2006 6:10:52 GMT -6 by coachd5085
“As to methods there may be a million and then some, but principles are few. The man who grasps principles can successfully select his own methods. The man who tries methods, ignoring principles, is sure to have trouble.”-- ---Ralph Waldo Emerson apparently would have been a great football coach!
We have always done stickers, and have found a way that works (at least for us) to get the linemen stickers. We give stickers based on grading, pancakes, tackles, touchdowns, like everyone else. What we do that I feel is pretty unique is that when player earns a sticker we give him another one that he must give to another player on the team who helped them on that play. The kids actually look at the film carefully on Saturday's to see who they are going to give it to. Linebackers look for the defensive linemen who took a double team so they were untouched. QB's look for the people who picked up the blitzer on a touchdown pass, RB look for the man who made the nice kickout block . . . etc. A lot of times kids will also give them to the scout team kids saying something similar to "that man dropped into coverage exactly the way our scout team did this week." We really the system, and have had kids actually give away both helmet stickers to people who have helped them.
what we do: if we don't win = NO STICKERS if we do win this is what we do on defense. team objectives: 1 for win 1 for defensive score (everyone on field) individual objectives: 1 for every 5 points earned 2 points for each tackle 1 point for assist 2 for TFL 2 for sack 2 for caused turnover 1 for recovery 1 for PBU 2 for INT 2 for Big Hit 2 for Extra Effort - 1 for every yard of the penalty you caused -10 for a loaf -1 for missed assignment -2 for missed tackle -2 for missed turnover opportunity -3 for missed sack / TFL
each player is graded by his position coach and the score sheet is put on the board for all to see. at the end of film on saturday morning the skulls are handed out by the position coach to his players.
this has been a great motivator for our kids. i believe that our system holds our kids accoutable for their play.
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