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Here’s Real Life&Death Lesson #23,362 I’ve taught football players, college law enforcement students, and women lifting teams for 45 years: call your own plays – dual meaning.
- make your own daily decisions to learn the life-saving will and capacity to make split-second, rapid-fire life & death decisions.
- If you’re a head football coach, call your own plays on offense, defense, special teams, and strength teams.
Here are the key points:
- The ability to think deep is a Divine Blessing. But, like physical muscle, it has to be worked and worked out.
- Passing off daily decisions to Google, social media, and other people who you don’t know, deprives you of DMR – Decision-Making Reps. Learn for experts. But don’t relinquish decision-making. Big mistake.
- Passing your daily decision-making, passes up the opportunity to build the Intangibles – Instinct, Intuition, and Reality IQ.
- I never have coached a conventional Rich Team during my 40 year football career. Full-time coaching in addition to full-time real-life work is a deep, profound challenge. Coaching Poor Teams is a blessing but if you don’t develop a play-calling system and expertise, your team will become human tacking dummies and human blocking sleds.
- During 98.6% of my coaching career, I called all the plays on offense, defense, special teams, & strength training.
- The reason is that during the 1.4% of my career that I gave play-calling responsibilities to coordinators that turned into disasters. Nightmares. Hell. I can’t explain the pain of embarrassment and level of F-ups in words. You have to live it to understand it.
- Here’s why the hell happened – sounds like fun until it has to be done.
- 98.6% want to call plays to fill a gigantic ego because the Football Establishment uses the word #genius for some guy who calls a no-brainer running play or pass play.
- No-brainer calls are those that you have invested a level of #HardReps that makes flawless execution repeatable – second-nature.
- I’ve taught my football players and college law enforcement students: you make the call a great call. Not vice-versa. You make coaches look like geniuses by busting your ass for 60 full minutes.
- Every bad play-call is the direct result of laziness & incompetence by players and coaches.
- Expert Play-Calling is an intellectual and psychological skill that requires gut-spilling #HardReps.
- We never have a never will use a script. Reason? I believe in RDM – rapid decision-making that I learned during my police career to make spilt-second life-and-deaths. We make the call based on what we do best. We make the call based on what players have repped most.
- Play-callers have to invest the same number of #HardReps in practice that matches player’s #HardReps.
- We keep score in practice – dual meaning. We count points and count #HardReps. We record the quality & quality of practice reps.Without keeping track, you inflate you play-calling competence baed on zero evidence. Guesswork.
- I’ve taught my teams that you can’t learn play-calling by playing video games and fantasy football.
- You will never become an expert play-caller in Football Poverty if your singular purpose is to feed your ego and post selfies of you wearing a head-set on your News Feed.
- When a play fails, it wasn’t a bad call. It was the result of lazy execution and lazy coaching that failed to recognize lazy practice reps.
Conclusion: Coaches don’t make great calls. Players make calls great.
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