Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan, in which we must fervently believe, and upon which we must vigorously act. There is no other route to success.
Over the past few weeks I’ve shared some ideas for planning and organizing for next season.
Strategic Planning for your Football Program is a series of articles that takes a process used in business and applies it to organizing your work and executing a plan so that you can reach your goals as a program.
Create the Big Picture discusses writing your vision and mission statements for your program.
Goals and Objectives Set the Stage explains how to set objectives and strategic goals which provide the framework for the work you do to build your program.
Action Plans illustrates how to create steps or small to-do lists for each of your goals.
You Get What You Inspect describes the importance of monitoring and evaluating the work done in your program, and gives some suggestions on how to do that.
In Create Your Masterpiece, Jeff Floyd has a post on “the elevator speech” which is actually part of some strategic plans.
If you are a coordinator, I posted some useful information on improving and evolving your systems:
Focus on the Process: Quality Control discusses “the process” and gives steps on how to identify and solve problems.
Beginning Your Research and Development for Your 2014 Offense provides a list of questions for you to take inventory of your current offense in order to identify areas which you may need to streamline or improve. It also allows you to identify your strengths. Four major questions provide a thought process for deciding on whether to implement a new concept.
Your 2014 Offense Research and Development Part2 uses a clinic talk from Andrew Coverdale to present an approach to handling the new information you find in your off season research. Implementation plan is also discussed.
My iBook 101+ Pro Style Pistol Offense Plays provides concepts that can be utilized in any offense, not just the pistol. I have received some great feedback from coaches who adapted all or some of those ideas in 2013. Get 101+ PRO STYLE PISTOL OFFENSE PLAYS for your iPad or Mac from the iBookstore.