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December 2013

December 2013


Second Chances in Football

by: Brian Moffitt
Head Coach Obion County Junior High School (TN)
© December 2013

There is one thing for certain in football someone is going to make a mistake.

Fumbles. Picks. Holding calls. Missed tackles. Dropped passes. They are all part of the game. Ultimately, though you can make all the calls, signals and shifts you want but the kids are the ones executing and mistakes are going to happen.

As a coach, one thing that you need to be prepared for is how you are going to handle that mistake. Are you going to lose your cool? Fly off the handle? Berate a 12-to-15-year-old for throwing the ball inside, when he knows to throw it deep outside?

Keeping an even composure on the football field is a fine art. Especially when your defense gives up a first down with an off -sides call. But how can we teach this game if we are blowing a gasket? The answer? Practice.

Yes, coaches need practice, t....The full article can only be seen by subscribers.
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