The top three things all great strength programs have in common – By Guest Writer: Brian Reynolds

Posted On Apr 9 2016 by

The top three things all great strength programs have in common By Guest Writer: Brian Reynolds Whether you coach or compete in high school or college athletics, you probably know that strength & conditioning is important. There is no shortage of scientific evidence that agrees with you there. In fact, strength & conditioning has become so relevant, that just a few years ago, the NCAA mandated that all division I strength coaches hold a valid and current certification from a nationally recognized organization. Unfortunately, that same policy has not yet been extended to lower level universities and high schools. Which …


Podcast #1 – Top 10 question you need answered before accepting that new Head Football Coaching position

Posted On Mar 22 2016 by

Top 10 Question you need answered before accepting that New Head Football Coach Position Looking to become a Head Football Coach or move to another School? Make sure you get the answers to these top 10 questions before you make that decision. The answer to these questions should give you a good foundation of information to determine is this job for me? Many new head coaches jump at the first opportunity that comes their way, thinking they will be able to do what they know it takes to start-up or turn around a football program. The problem is they never …


Top 10 Question you need answered before accepting that New Head Football Coach Position

Posted On Mar 13 2016 by

  Top 10 Question you need answered before accepting that New Head Football Coach Position Looking to become a Head Football Coach or move to another School? Make sure you get the answers to these top 10 questions before you make that decision.         Why did the last Head Coach leave or get fired? Who will be my Supervisor or go to person be? Do I get to hire my own Staff? From the last staff who do you think is a good fit or bad fit? Is the administration and faculty supportive of the football program? …


Turning around a football program – 1st day on the job

Posted On Mar 6 2016 by

Turning around a football program – 1st day on the job Your taking over a football program and its your first day on the job, tasks are many but what should be your first three things on your agenda?   Meet with your players Meet with existing Coaching Staff Meet with the Administration. Meet with your players: Introduce yourself, let them know your background, let them know why you took this job and tell them your vision. Then ask questions: What did you like the best about the old program? The Least? What are your goals as a team? Gather …


Developing Mental Toughness

Posted On Feb 28 2016 by

Developing Football Mental Toughness What is Mental Toughness? The definition varies depending on who you may speak with, Wikipedia defines it as: Mental toughness is a collection of attributes that allow a person to persevere through difficult circumstances (such as difficult training or difficult competitive situations in games) and emerge without losing confidence. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mental_toughness) Mental Toughness: I believe their definition is correct, mental toughness is the ability to move forward in any situation  towards your ultimate goal. Easier said then done, so how do we develop and teach mental toughness. I think you develop and teach mental toughness through a …


Move Forward – The art of resilience

Posted On Feb 28 2016 by

Move Forward – The art of resilience The New Year has begun, many have made their personal resolutions about what they plan to accomplish during this year. Many of those resolutions will be broken before the month ends. Why? Most people let a small failure derail there success, once the process gets a little tough, a high percentage of people can’t get passed the setback and fall right back into the bad habit that they were trying to get rid of. What’s the secret? Moving Forward! To obtain anything in this life you must develop a move forward attitude. I …


Overcoming Setbacks

Posted On Feb 28 2016 by

Overcoming Setbacks How do you overcome setbacks?  Many have asked me how you continue to move forward daily when you have major setbacks in life. How do you overcome setbacks? Overcoming setbacks is a reflection process for me: bad things are going to happen in life, it’s all part of the process, you can either get stuck at that point of your life or move forward and gain from the experience. Life alerting events: Yes that is easier said than done, some setbacks in life are major life alerting events, it truly is at this point in your life that …


What happen to competing and striving to be successful?

Posted On Feb 28 2016 by

What happen to competing and striving to be successful? Somewhere along the way we have accepted or changed our views about teaching our children to be competitive and its value in becoming successful. It seems today that being competitive is looked down on; we hear comments such as you only want to win and you will do anything to win. I can see that type of attitude if all you’re teaching and all that is important is the win itself, but there is much more value to be learned from competition.  Being competitive is a requirement to survive: Every day …


Building Successful Football Programs

Posted On Feb 28 2016 by

Welcome to Coach P Football:  This website will be dedicated to helping you build a successful football program. We will cover all facets of building a successful football program.  Whether your a new first time head coach or a seasoned veteran we will share proven information and new updates to building successful football programs. Our site will cover areas of discussion from your first day on the job, to setting up all facets of your program. Topics will include: Building Community Support Building Parents Support and involvement Building Support and relations with the Administration Establishing School Spirit among Students and …