Posts Tagged 'Leadership'

4 Captain Mistakes/5 Key Responsibilities

You want your team captains to be like extensions of your football coaching on the field. But some players don’t always lead in a way that helps rise the play of everyone around them. Here are 4 mistakes that you should watch out for so your captains don’t make them.

1) Thinking they know everything. A good captain will ask a teammate for their input before trying to force anything on them.

2) Learn to differentiate between different and wrong. Two players ...

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4 Most Common Team Captain Mistakes

You want your team captains to be like extensions of your coaching on the floor or field. But some players don’t always lead in a way that helps raise the play of everyone around them. Here are 4 mistakes that you should watch out for so your captains don’t make them.

The following is excerpted from the book – Championship Performance Coaching Volume 1: Legendary Coaching Wisdom on Leadership, Motivation, and Practice Plans to Achieve Your Dream Season

1) Thinking they ...

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Top 10 Team Captain Responsibilities

Every team needs to have good leadership. It is critical that your team captains are providing the bulk of that leadership. Consultant Michael Voight of Central Connecticut State lists ten “must do’s” for team captains to be successful.

1) Team Organization – With the busy schedules of student-athletes, captains remind players of commitments and changes in schedules and reinforce team structure.
2) Team Connections – Captains are responsible for connecting with their teammates on a daily basis to ensure all players ...

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Chip Kelly’s 6 Keys to Run a Great Practice

Current Philadelphia Eagle and former Oregon football coach Chip Kelly is recognized as an innovator in his approach to the game. It all starts with the way his teams practice. Here are his 6 keys to run a great practice.

1) Improved Execution by Speed and Repetition.  “If your players have not run that (game-deciding play) over a thousand times in practice, you will not have a chance to be successful. My old high school coach told me a long time ...

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Meyer Leaves Impact on Ohio State Culture

Urban Meyer has quickly left his mark on the team culture of Ohio State football. Almost everyone observing an Ohio State practice this spring has remarked about the intensity of the workouts. Every play, every drill — even calisthenics — is a win-lose proposition. Meyer has rewarded sprint winners with ice-cold Gatorade while the losers drink from an old garden hose. Scrimmage winners get good food on nice tablecloths while the losers eat cold-meat sandwiches off by themselves.

Meyer’s approach to ...

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