One of the biggest mistakes you can make as head coach is to give a coordinator full control over system, play-calling, and roster selection. In my world of Football Poverty, every decision makes or breaks my team. Relinquishing full control to a coordinator means you now have a boss. It means you now work for the coordinator. It means you answer to the coordinator. You reversed roles with your coordinator.
Coordinators who want full control want the authority of being head coach without being hired as head coach. When a coordinator tells me he wants to use his system, call his own plays, and make all personnel decisions, I tell him to go apply for a head coach position.
As a head coach in Football Poverty, I don’t have hundreds of thousands of dollars to spend on qualified coordinators. In Football Poverty, I have had to coordinate offense, defense, special teams, and strength training. Reason? In Football Poverty, every single time I trusted a coordinator, that decision turned into a nightmare. Not once was it a smart move.
Conclusion: Being head coach in Football Poverty is different and tougher than being head coach in Football Wealth. The differences are mind-boggling. The differences are too long for this article. The challenges of being a poor head coach in Football Poverty are so much tougher than being a rich coach in Football Wealth.
Blessings + all good things
Gino Arcaro M.Ed., B.Sc. Level 3 NCCP
Owner – X Fitness
Head coach – Niagara X-Men football
Host: Blunt Talk Podcast