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Coaching is Teaching at its best!

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This presentation was given as a lecture to an audience of 300+ youth football coaches at the USA Football Coaching School in April 2010 at the Indianapolis Colts Complex. Bud Boughton is a former college football player and coach.

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Coaching is Teaching at its best!

  1. 1. Coaching is Teaching at its Best! Bud Boughton Former College Football Player and Coach
  2. 2. Coaching is Teaching at its Best A Coaching Philosophy… “Coaching is Teaching at its Best!” Doyt L. Perry Head Football Coach Bowling Green State University 1955-1964 77 Wins, 11 Losses, 5 Ties 6 MAC Championships
  3. 3. Coaching is Teaching at its Best A Coaching Philosophy… “How can I be a better football coach?” translates to “How can I be a more effective teacher?”
  4. 4. Coaching is Teaching at its Best And Why Should This Matter To You?
  5. 5. Coaching is Teaching at its Best And Why Should This Matter To You? Because Youth Football Coaches ARE the future of the game!
  6. 6. Coaching is Teaching at its Best A Simple Survey… How many of you remember… Your first youth football coach? Your Middle School or Junior High football coach?
  7. 7. Coaching is Teaching at its Best Coaching is Teaching at its Best! Ten Tips to Help YOU Be a Better Youth Football Coach
  8. 8. Coaching is Teaching at its Best Tip #1 – Set Expectations • Coaches/Support Staff • Players • Parents (In Writing) Effective Leadership Begins with Effective Communication
  9. 9. Coaching is Teaching at its Best Parent Expectations Consider this… 971,000 – Number of High School Football Seniors that graduate yearly. 54,000 – Number of Collegiate Football Players (all levels). 6,000 – Number of Collegiate Players actively scouted. 340 – Number of Collegiate Players at NFL Combine 224 – Number of College Players Drafted 150 – Number of NFL players from the high school pool that will make it four or more seasons in the NFL. Coach and Athletic Director Magazine, August 2008
  10. 10. Coaching is Teaching at its Best Tip #1 – Set Expectations • For YOURSELF • Hold Yourself Accountable • Lead by Example • Take the High Road – Set the Tone Effective Leadership Begins with Effective Communication
  11. 11. Coaching is Teaching at its Best Tip #2 – Be Organized • Have a Practice Plan for Every Practice • Make Sure Assistant Coaches are Organized • Communicate the Plan • Make Sure you Have a Game Day Plan You’ll Get More Done In Less Time!
  12. 12. Coaching is Teaching at its Best Tip #3 – Communicate On Your Players’ Level • Explain Your Terminology • Teach using Visual Aids • Remember, LISTENING is a Communication Skill
  13. 13. Coaching is Teaching at its Best Tip #4 – Be a Student of the Game • Use Resources Available to You USA Football Coaches Handbook USA Football website (www.usafootball.com) • Bishop Dullaghan Football Camps • Attend Coaching Clinics • Visit High School/College practices
  14. 14. Coaching is Teaching at its Best Tip #5 – Go to Practice with the RIGHT Attitude! • Be Enthusiastic! It’s Contagious! • Hustle Everywhere! • Attitude is Everything! • Have Fun! Be There!
  15. 15. Coaching is Teaching at its Best Tip #6 – Teach and Coach FUNDAMENTALS! • Blocking and Tackling • Passing and Catching the Football • Kicking the Football • Proper Stance by Position • Run Quality Drills Throughout Practice
  16. 16. Coaching is Teaching at its Best Tip #7 – Coach with a “Team First” Coaching Philosophy • Football – The greatest TEAM sport ever invented. Make sure your kids understand this. • Every player has a leadership role to play • Every player is an MVP.
  17. 17. Coaching is Teaching at its Best Tip #8 – Coach the Heart • Teach the right values… Character Education Respect Win with Class Gracious in Defeat • Love thy Opponent?
  18. 18. Coaching is Teaching at its Best A Perfect Example Tom Sappington, Head Coach at Upper Arlington Hastings MS (Previously at Upper Arlington Jones MS) 25 years coaching football 17 years at the Middle School level Last 5 years – 30 wins, 5 losses including a 26 game winning streak over 4 years.
  19. 19. Coaching is Teaching at its Best Tip #9 – Remember, It’s NOT about you. • Players win games, Coaches lose games. • We are here for the players we coach • Keep the Win/Loss thing in perspective
  20. 20. Coaching is Teaching at its Best Tip #10 – Have Fun! • Make practice and your game days fun • Laugh when you feel like laughing • Develop positive relationships with players and their parents • Live the moments! • Enjoy the experience
  21. 21. Coaching is Teaching at its Best A couple random thoughts… “Understand that the life lessons you teach your athletes will carry far beyond the playing field. Preparing your players for competition entails imparting values and strategies that will impact them long beyond their playing days.” USA Football Coaches Handbook
  22. 22. Coaching is Teaching at its Best A couple random thoughts… Your success as a youth/Middle School football coach is best measured by how many of your players either come back to play another season with you or go on to play football at the next level.
  23. 23. Coaching is Teaching at its Best A couple random thoughts… You may be nobody to the world, but to someone, you may be their world. Always remember, the things we say and do as coaches can leave lasting impressions. THINK.
  24. 24. Coaching is Teaching at its Best Thank You Bud Boughton Office – 317-885-9431 E-Mail: CoachB@budboughton.com Go to: www.budboughton.com

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