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Effective Communication is Coaching Many of you come to this site seeking ways to improve yourselves as youth football coaches and many come here to gain advantages on strictly an X’s and O’s standpoint. Unfortunately, X’s and O’s are only part of the puzzle in developing a competitive youth football team. There are many other factors you need to consider and be competent with in order to get the most out of your team including: setting priorities, effectively communicating with your players and practice methodology to name just a few. How Some of The All Time Greats Did It Some of the greatest coaches of all time were considered to be X’s and O’s geniuses like College Football Hall of Fame coach Tom Osborne. While many of Coach Osborne’s former players marvel at his playcalling expertise, they also talk quite a bit about Osbornes ability to communicate with his players. Here are some tips Coach Osborne used to keep his kids grounded. This certainly applies to us youth football coaches as well: The Tom Osborne Way During Osbornes 25 year tenure as head เว็บบอล ดีที่สุด football coach, his teams AVERAGED 10 wins per year, never won less than 9 games every year, were in a “real” Bowl game all 25 years, were in the AP top 25 every week of those 25 years with the exception of 3 weeks and won 3 National Championships. They were the model of consistency, like the good old Maytag WashinG Machine. But one “record” most people don’t know about: During those 25 years, his teams lost only once to a team that ended up with a losing record. His teams did that just once in over 300 games, an amazing feat in any era at any level of football coaching. How to Maintain Consistency How did he maintain this consistency so well for so long? According to several of his former players, they never saw coach get too excited after a win or too low after a loss. One example would be the breathtaking last second win over Missouri in 1997, you know “The Catch” where NU drove 67 yards with no timeouts in the last 1:06 to tie the game on the last play of the game on a pass play, “99 Double Slant”, that bounced off one player into the hands of Matt Davison for the whacky last second score to tie the game. NU went on to win that game on a Scott Frost run in overtime.

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