Coaching Question... - Fantasy Football Cafe 2014 Fantasy Football Cafe


Return to General Talk

Coaching Question...

Moderator: Football Moderators

Coaching Question...

Postby Warpigs » Fri Feb 04, 2005 9:09 am

Noticed in the paper that my high school alma mater's head varsity football coaching position is up for grabs. I always thought it would be a fun challenge to take on a responsibility like that.

However, I wanted to see if anyone here has coaching experience and can share some stories of what to expect with this position. I can imagine it's a ton of work -- and can stretch family time thin. Any suggestions on how to help lower the burden?
Image
Warpigs
General Manager
General Manager

User avatar
Cafe RankerCafe Spotter
Posts: 3054
(Past Year: 3)
Joined: 20 Jun 2003
Home Cafe: Football

Postby mtryanks12 » Fri Feb 04, 2005 8:09 pm

I have no clue, but it would be awesome if you were coach. you could tell us some of the plays you run and all that, and if one guy from your high school ends up going big in college or in the NFl, you have the bragging rights of being his coach. plus if you think any of the guys on your squad will go big in college, you can give us an advance warnign and we can be the first people to know about them it could be a greta asset to the cafe!! ;-D
mtryanks12
General Manager
General Manager

User avatar
Mock(ing) DrafterEagle EyeSweet 16 Survivor
Posts: 4671
Joined: 25 Sep 2004
Home Cafe: Football

Postby goleafsgo96 » Fri Feb 04, 2005 8:22 pm

I coached soccer, and although the job isnt nearly the same, i can say put extra effort into making sure your organized! always be prepared, for practises, games, meeting with parents, coming up with fundraising ideas, whatever it is, you have to be 100% orgainized or the parents lose interest and the kids come out to practises less, and the kids start fooling around more and practises become much less effective. Course the kids i coached were about 13. And none of that ACTUALLY happened, but whenever i wasnt 100% on the ball i could see it start to take place

organisation is key
Image
Chris Leak-QB-Florida Gators
goleafsgo96
General Manager
General Manager

Mock(ing) DrafterLucky Ladders Weekly Winner
Posts: 2879
Joined: 23 Dec 2003
Home Cafe: Football
Location: bitter about missing the playoffs

Postby mtryanks12 » Fri Feb 04, 2005 8:27 pm

aren't you liek 17?? cool ;-D
mtryanks12
General Manager
General Manager

User avatar
Mock(ing) DrafterEagle EyeSweet 16 Survivor
Posts: 4671
Joined: 25 Sep 2004
Home Cafe: Football

Postby TTTBone » Fri Feb 04, 2005 8:52 pm

Doesn't a position like this usually require you to become a full time member of the staff (i.e. health teacher, history teacher, etc.)?
Do you have your teaching certification?
From your past posts, I think you probably do.
Advice...
Sure sounds like a great challenge.
But it sounds as if you're already doing some commendable youth work.
Do want to leave that behind?
Because if you did somehow manage to get this position, your priorities and time are going to inevitably have more than a little shift.
The at-risk youth work, while I'm sure still important to you, may have to take a back seat to your work as a coach/teacher.
Priorities and heart.
Can you in good conscious give up your current work for this opportunity to do another thing you love.
Whatever you choose, Warpigs, you'll be doing more than commendable work. ;-D
Image
"Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy."
-Benjamin Franklin
TTTBone
General Manager
General Manager

User avatar
Cafe RankerPick 3 Weekly WinnerSweet 16 SurvivorCafe Blackjack Weekly WinnerLucky Ladders Weekly Winner
Posts: 4481
(Past Year: 8)
Joined: 16 Oct 2003
Home Cafe: Football

Postby goleafsgo96 » Fri Feb 04, 2005 9:14 pm

mtryanks12 wrote:aren't you liek 17?? cool ;-D


that i am.
Image
Chris Leak-QB-Florida Gators
goleafsgo96
General Manager
General Manager

Mock(ing) DrafterLucky Ladders Weekly Winner
Posts: 2879
Joined: 23 Dec 2003
Home Cafe: Football
Location: bitter about missing the playoffs

Postby mtryanks12 » Fri Feb 04, 2005 9:37 pm

goleafsgo96 wrote:
mtryanks12 wrote:aren't you liek 17?? cool ;-D


that i am.


and you coached a soccer team full of 13 year olds?? whoa 8-o
mtryanks12
General Manager
General Manager

User avatar
Mock(ing) DrafterEagle EyeSweet 16 Survivor
Posts: 4671
Joined: 25 Sep 2004
Home Cafe: Football

Postby kanezfan11 » Sat Feb 05, 2005 12:25 pm

mtryanks12 wrote:
goleafsgo96 wrote:
mtryanks12 wrote:aren't you liek 17?? cool ;-D


that i am.


and you coached a soccer team full of 13 year olds?? whoa 8-o


It's probably better to be younger with an age group like that. They're old enough to be somewhat like friends with him and also know that they have to take him seriously too.
Image
kanezfan11
General Manager
General Manager

User avatar
Cafe WriterCafe RankerMock(ing) DrafterSweet 16 Survivor
Posts: 4480
Joined: 16 Aug 2004
Home Cafe: Football

Postby mtryanks12 » Sat Feb 05, 2005 12:27 pm

kanezfan11 wrote:
mtryanks12 wrote:
goleafsgo96 wrote:
mtryanks12 wrote:aren't you liek 17?? cool ;-D


that i am.


and you coached a soccer team full of 13 year olds?? whoa 8-o


It's probably better to be younger with an age group like that. They're old enough to be somewhat like friends with him and also know that they have to take him seriously too.


you're right but there is such a small age difference between the coach and the players that it can be tough. That's why you wont find many people teaching high school seniors right out of college, and that's why it's easier for a 13 year old to babysit a 6 year old than it is to babysit an 11 year old.
mtryanks12
General Manager
General Manager

User avatar
Mock(ing) DrafterEagle EyeSweet 16 Survivor
Posts: 4671
Joined: 25 Sep 2004
Home Cafe: Football

Postby Mercer Boy » Sat Feb 05, 2005 5:01 pm

One of my best friends taught high school right out of college, and most of the kids that I talked to loved him. I personally think being younger made them more comfortable talking with him because he is "hip" onto things that they liked to do. I suppose it also helped that it was a nice Catholic school in Northwest PA though...

He just moved to NC last year and took a teaching job down there. Let's just say he didn't "connect" with the kids there (urban public school), and I don't think they gave him any respect because he was younger. He wants to move back to PA now... :-o
The One, the Only, the Incomparable Mercer Boy.
My My YouTube.
Mercer Boy
Mod in Retirement
Mod in Retirement

User avatar
Fantasy ExpertCafe WriterCafe RankerMock(ing) DrafterEagle EyeCafe MusketeerWeb SupporterLucky Ladders ChampionPick 3 Weekly WinnerSweet 16 SurvivorCafe Blackjack Weekly Winner
Posts: 12045
Joined: 22 Oct 2003
Home Cafe: Football
Location: New Castle, PA

Next

Return to General Talk

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests

Forums Articles & Tips Start & Sit Sleepers Rankings Leagues


Get Ready...
The 2014 NFL season kicks off in 9:25 hours
(and 42 days)
2014 NFL Schedule


  • Fantasy Football
  • Article Submissions
  • Privacy Statement
  • Site Survey 
  • Contact