A 15 year old rookie has never lifted a weight in his life. Start teaching him from scratch so you don’t lose him, so he doesn’t lose his life, and your team doesn’t lose week after week.
A 16 year old has never played any contact sports. Never hit and never been hit. Never tackled anyone. Never been tackled. Start teaching him from scratch so you don’t lose him, so he doesn’t lose his life, and your team doesn’t lose week after week.
A 14 year old has never thrown a football and has never been chased by pass rushers who want to pound him play after play. Start teaching him from scratch so you don’t lose him, so he doesn’t lose his life, and your team doesn’t lose week after week.
A 15 year old has never played any individual sport, never played a team sport, never been coached, and never even met a coach. Start teaching him from scratch so you don’t lose him, so he doesn’t lose his life, and your team doesn’t lose week after week.
Coaching is not created equal. There are rich coaches and poor coaches. Rich coaches coach in extreme wealth. They are rich in time and resources. They are rich with players who have already been built to a Higher Degree. The difference between rich coaches and poor coaches is the Degree. Poor coaches have to teach football players from scratch with a Prerequisite Learning process in order to learn Higher Degrees. Poor coaches make rich coaches get richer. Poor coaches do most of the heavy lifting by lifting startup players to become starters and superstars for rich coaches to recruit and help make them richer.
It’s impossible to teach startups, starters, and superstars the same way. If you don’t have an academic plan that includes structure learning outcomes and Prerequisite Learning that fits together in a seamless learning path, you will lose players. They will quit or get injured physically and psychologically and will never achieve Higher Degree.
Teaching PhD students and teaching grade one kids is not the same teaching. Both qualify as teaching by title but they have almost nothing in common. The same applies to coaching football. Coaching pro football players has almost nothing in common with coaching football players starting from scratch. Coaching Division 1 scholarship athletes has almost nothing in common with coaching a kid who has never played contact sports, never lifted, never exerted himself, and has zero knowledge of football.
It’s important to read what pro coaches write about. It’s important to listen to university coaches speak at clinics. But what’s more important is learning from coaches who have coached football players from scratch, who have designed teaching-learning plans complete with structured learning outcomes to get from one point to another in player development starting from Point-Zero physically, psychologically, intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually.
Continued in part 3.
Blessings + all good things
Gino Arcaro M.Ed., B.Sc., Level 3 NCCP (Nat’l Coaching Certification Program)
Owner – X Fitness Inc.
Head coach – Niagara X-men football
Host – BLUNT TALK PODCAST http://blunttalk.libsyn.com/
Gino Arcaro is a widely published author. His website, blog, Youtube channel, and list of SWAT FOOTBALL Books are at: www.ginoarcaro.com
His books include:
4th & hell: seasons 1 and 2, Soul of a Lifter, SWAT No-Huddle Offense, SWAT Defense, SWAT Tackling Video & e-book, X Fitness Workout System, and a 3 business book series called Soul of an Entrepreneur
He also has written 20 editions of 6 law enforcement academic textbooks. A new 8-volume interrogation book series will be released in 2014. And just released, a new children’s book called “BE FIT – DON’T QUIT.” He is currently writing three non-fiction motivational novels book called The Mystery of Murder: Working with the dead, Midnight Shift from Hell, and Another Bar Fight. Another book on human potential called “Hashtag Peace” is at the editing stage.
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