Have any of you all been discussing how to get any work done amidst this current pandemic? Right now our staff is considering workouts that the players can accomplish on their own, at their home. We will try to roll out drill work they can do sometime in April, but who knows what the world will like like then. Kind of planning for the worst assuming they cant leave their home.
I saw the earlier thread but it was mostly about going fishing and e-learning. Just wondering if anyone else is planning on trying to get some work done or if you have sent your kids home with workout material they could do at home.
We’ve done Zoom meetings with our players to discuss install. I believe our S&C gave our players some ideas to workout at home. Realistically we can’t ask them to catch and throw a ball or drill with anyone so everything we’ve done has been thought of the kids being confined in their house or backyard.
This whole situation had been a blessing for "Twitter coach" to post crap like "it's about what you do when no one is watching" or "what is done in the dark will be seen in the light" or whatever other jackass sayings they can post.
We haven't discussed anything as a staff but at this point I assume that spring ball and probably at least a portion of our summer schedule will be affected. The thing is, it will be affected for our peer group that we play against in the same way. I think we're better coaches than them so I'm co confident we'll adapt. If it means simplifying things more than we normally would, that will probably make us better anyway.
Out here in So Cal all schools are shut down. But I wouldn't be the least bit surprised if we get some coach around here sometime in the next month getting busted for secretly bringing in kids to lift.
I'm sure they will justify it as, 'doing whats best for the kids' too
Everything in life is either a tool to serve the Lord and do his work, or an idol to distract us from Him.
Take a deep breath and 'step back'--don't mean to offend anyone but its ONLY high school football
I'm gonna take a different perspective on this....
First, I am fully aware that what our kids do over the next month, 2 months, or even 3 months will have zero impact on our season. Heck everyone is dealing with the same issues!
However, we met prior to the social distancing recommendations as a staff and said what can we do if this continues all summer. We came up with some communication tools that frankly are just good practice for when we are in season.
Additionally, I have a 13 and 15 year old boy at home (I still have to work most days) and I am working to ensure they still have a schedule and day built around some structures. Part of that was me putting them through workouts and I thought if this is good for my boys why wouldn't I provide it for my football boys.
So this week we pushed out on our communication a changing work out for each day of the week, I encourage them to tweet it so I can give them positive affirmation we likely have 15-20 boys participating maybe more as several of my boys (especially the younger ones) aren't on social media (which I don't want to encourage)....
IMO this has been a very positive thing, I don't think it will lead us to winning more games, or an advantage... I do think it allows us to connect, stay active, and have a community of encouragement. Which frankly is a big deal at this time. Heck at this point I'm not sure we will be having a 2020 season and even if that were cancelled tomorrow I would still be doing this type of thing for our boys.