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© April, 2010
5 Foundational Secrets For A Successful Football Program

by Gary Lewis
Assistant Coach, Belvidere North High School (IL)

Over my 30-year coaching career, I have seen a majority of football coaches, at all levels, fall into the same routine of strictly focusing their time and energy on  Xs and Os to be successful.

But they overlook many small details that I believe solidify the foundation of becoming a successful coach. I have suggested several common themes that stretch across the football spectrum for all levels. My hope is that you can apply these concepts to your program to establish a successful organization.

1. Know Your Players

    The cornerstone for your program to be successful is to know your players. I just dont mean to know their names, positions and their athletic ability. Take the time to know them as individuals. Players do not want to be known by just their last name, the position they play, or their athletic abilities. They want to know that their coach cares and takes time to know them as a person. In ret ...The full article can only be seen by subscribers.
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