I've done it six times over the years (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and also this season). Right now, we have high school practice in the mornings so I'm at the high school from 7am until almost noon. Then I drive 30 miles away for youth practices for 2.5 hours (6pm-8:30pm). How do I keep my energy up? I eat like crazy. Workout like crazy. And sleep as much as I can. Once school starts, the practices will be back to back with a 30 mile drive in between them.
Coach, if I remember correctly you are in the Southern Section; is this legal? I thought there were rules against coaching a HS team as well as a JH/Youth team, unless you are coaching the campuses JH squad and HS (I think they have to be a certain distance apart).
I used to coach with a guy who was our OC and then drove 90 minutes back to his home in OC to coach his son's youth team. But he was an ex-NFL Qb who didn't have to work for a living so coaching was his job.
Everything in life is either a tool to serve the Lord and do his work, or an idol to distract us from Him.
Back in 2009 I coached HS and Youth. To be honest I'm not sure how I kept my energy up. I just know on Sunday I was exhausted. And my wife was not happy with me. Since I coached DB for the HS during two-days I only went to the Defensive practice because I had a normal 9-5, but it was very flexible. Once the season got going that is when it got hard for me! Work, then HS practice then youth practice and JV game Thursday night, Varsity game Friday night and Youth game Saturday.