Off Season and Nothing to Do? You Must Not Coach!!!
So, itís the offseason. What now? Well Ms has posed a challenge to all of us here to make use of the football forums blog section... So, always wanting to be a team player and site supporter, I got right on it. My blog, this time, will focus on the off season of an active youth coach and assistant JV coach.
October 30th, and the season is completed and all is in order the banquet was good and all of the team awards have gone out... This is the last moments of the season and the last moment spent thinking about the season that could have, or should have been. Take the rest of the night off and enjoy the quiet after the events...
November 1st, all of the equipment is returned and all is signed off for, save for one tackling bag that I have no idea what happened to it... I donít even think that I got the damn thing, but whatever. The leagueís going to look the other way because of all the extra stuff I did on the side.
November 22nd, first post season league meeting. Everyoneís giving me the good season speech and hand shake. The team as a whole as bad, but the individual players I had excelled... Still donít understand how that happened. Now we put in our recommendations for the following season. I asked for fair catches to be implemented, coach assistance for team fittings, sewn jerseys, and a section on the registration form to indicate if the players play any other sports that might take place during the regular season. At the end of the meeting, Iím asked to be the Director at Large for the league, and Iím approached by the head coach of the junior rep team to help coach their QBs (two years in a row that Iíve had the best QB in the league). I accept both rolls and go home to think of what can happen once I tell my wife that my summerís going to be busy... I hard enough with just one football season... But this is a rep team and itís a good chance to get recognized and possibly paid for the time I put into the team.
January 30th, I get invited to a luncheon with the head of marketing for the San Diego Chargers. Get to mingle with the whoís who of football in my area.
February 22nd, I get invited to another luncheon with the league, this time to meet with Mr. Cohon, commissioner of the CFL, and get to pick his brain as well as mingle with the whoís who of the football world in my area. Later that night I go our meeting where I am announced as the Director at Large, and we start to plan for the next season... Itís decided that weíre going to get another training session this spring for introduction to competition... which is great! ĎCause itís free for me now being on the executive.
March 10th, I get a ton of information about further training for QBs from a few local talents and coaches, as well Matt Connell, the QB coach for McGill University... Got some good stuff there. All while adjusting to a new job that Iím working as well... Also got a ton of videos and books on pretty much the fundamentals and drills for every position on offense, to the point of individual linemen positions... Started going through all of it and Iím about 90% completed now and working on how Iím going to organize my practices... Working with the new staff that Iím working with as well, trying to get the roots of the offense started as well...
April 22nd, is when Iíll be going to the seminar for the intro to completion...
From there on out, itís simply a matter of working and reading until the season starts... Then the fun starts.