Wanted to make sure that we were all on the same page.
Also benefitted our Sub-Varsity coaches (who were typically less experienced) with game planning, preparation, calling their games.
Professional Development as it were.
I can attribute a lot of what I know as a coach to meeting in person. As a younger coach, I was just able to sit back and listen to the older guys breakdown film and game plan. They were able to explain the "why" behind what we were doing.
I've always been on a staff that meets on Sunday morning. My current staff its just HC/OC, DC, DLine, and myself (OLine). We facetime together for about 20 minutes, then split up and facetime as an offensive staff and defensive staff. It works pretty well. Saves about an hour of driving for everyone and we all get to church on time.
Post by coachpithy on Nov 15, 2019 13:27:18 GMT -6
The biggest part of our direct time meeting times is all the dramas, that in hindsight correctly so, pop up. I have a parent who has this issue, another kid claims the teacher is the problem, another kid is doing this that or the other. This cant understand why his is behind another kid. And you 8-10 coaches who these issues.That plays into a daily depth chart adjustment. Then we get into who can do the job, who can we coach, who do we want to coach. Then we have 37 or something close to kids in the program. If film work is done, game plan is all but copy and paste. 30-45 min.
We meet early Sat AM to review/grade Friday night film. We then discuss personnel for the upcoming week. I try and have us done by 9am so coaches can get to their kids Saturday activities. I use to have kids come in on Saturday for lift/run and film - kids like to hunt, have jobs, school visits. So we no longer do that. Instead we do Friday film review at 6:30am on Monday - kids see it as fair trade off and as such great buy in. Only challenge is I am the only coach in our HS building - so with that logistic and younger families - the only other coach in attendance is the DC. This meeting puts closure to the previous week.
As for game planning, I have a ST coordinator, DC and I handle offense. I have O plan assembled and reports shared to coaches to comment / adjust by midafternoon on Sunday. The other coordinators have items ready and we work through on Monday over course of day.
We do not meet as staff other than Saturday AM. Why? 1 coach is a pastor and staff hated the Sunday night mtgs under previous coach. We respect family time and Sunday and entrust coaches to do their job.
Coaches watch and grade friday nights game film on their own, they are also responsible to enter data into hudl. This is done on their own time saturday and must be done by Sunday. Now some coaches come in and do their work in the office but that's up to them. We have an experienced oline coach that meets with a younger oline coach and they grade film together. Sunday 2:00 - 3:00 the players come in and watch/correct game film. From 3:00 to whenever the coaches meet and go over next opponent and get everything ready for the week. We are an experienced staff thats been together for a while so we are all usually on the same page.
Last Edit: Dec 20, 2019 9:03:37 GMT -6 by bjohnson