Football coaches spend countless hours every off-season working on our schemes. We buy books, DVDs, clinic passes, and anything else we think might help us win.
Then there are the staff meetings where coaches hammer out every detail. One guy plays Devil’s Advocate for a half hour on some minute detail that probably will never come up. But when the meetings are over, the weather starts to turn warmer, and Spring finally arrives – many of us have a playbook to be proud of.And then the season gets here. And we get stupid.How to Save Yourself 100′s of Hours in the Off-Season
You want to save some time in the off-season? Stop planning. Stop preparing. Stop writing a playbook and planning a scheme.
So many coaches follow this blueprint:
- Spend days, weeks, months planning your scheme
- Install your scheme over several weeks or even months, in Spring, Summer and 2-a-Days.
- Run your scheme the first scrimmage or game
- Throw it out the next week because either a) it did not work perfectly or b) you found something you really want to try against the XXX Offense your 2nd opponent is running.
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