- Organization is important. Create a work area in your home that’s just for coaching- have your whiteboard, laptop, scouting notes, dated game football and all coaching material neatly situated here. Label and date everything.
- Find the right playbook. If you’ve been running the I-formation for years with little success, maybe it’s time to explore a new offense. Exploring various offensive or defensive schemes just may be the answer.
- Create a letter for parents, a set of rules they must adhere to. All topics should be covered in this letter such as getting their child to practice on time, hydration and nutrition tips and game day respect rules. Let them know what you expect from them and conversely what they can expect from you.
- Prioritize football/family/friend time now. Coaching youth football is a challenging duty, make sure you never lose site of what’s important in your life and that’s your friends and family.
- Follow Youth Football Online throughout the season for coaching tips, drills and much more. Have a question about coaching? Contact us.
- Keep a positive attitude, it’ll rub off on everyone.
Coaching youth sports is one of the most rewarding things you can do- good luck!