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Old 04-29-2019, 08:16 AM   #1
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So, after being done with my former organization the Cowboys, and being a bit burned out on football, and coaching, I was content to sit on the sidelines this season. I had packed away my binders and playbooks, and looked at the video of last year one last time before logging out.


Don't get me wrong, I was pretty proud of what I'd achieved and I enjoyed working with the coaches and loved working with the players.



However, last week I was contacted for a coach for another Bantam Program last week. He asked me to take a meeting as he was looking for coaches and he is a new head coach for the program.


I had a good meeting, we talked philosophy and football and coaching for nearly two hours, and I heard a lot of things that I really liked. I heard a different philosophy then what I'd been dealing with over the last few years.



Plus with working from home, I realized that I needed a summer time volunteer philosophy that would get me out of the house and outdoors during the summer months.



During the conversation, I realized that I still think I have something to offer youth football, now I'm not so egotistical to believe that I can save football, or that players will flock to this program. However this program is honestly going to spend the next year developing players and encouraging talent, and that's a challenge that I can get behind.


I know I'm going to be on the offensive side of the ball, whether I'm running an offense or coaching a position I don't know, that's the next discussion.


However one other thing I know, I won't be traveling across the city to do it.
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Old 04-29-2019, 10:01 AM   #2
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Keep up the good fight Captain, Calgary football needs people like you.

My son is playing in his second year of midget football and it is sad to see the diminishing number of players year over year
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I expect the numbers are going to keep slimming out and its going to become more of a sell job of the coaches and associations with parents in their areas.


I've lost track on the highschool side and they were having some struggles with programs as well, I think there was an emergency meeting in Feb or March but I never heard the results.
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Keep up the good fight Captain, Calgary football needs people like you.

My son is playing in his second year of midget football and it is sad to see the diminishing number of players year over year

Thanks!


Can I ask which program just out of curiosity?
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Old 04-29-2019, 10:29 AM   #5
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he plays for the bulldogs
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I know the Bulldog coaches, especially at the Bantam level well, and get along with them really well.


Good luck to your son in Spring ball
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Guess I'm an offensive coordinator again.
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Captain I read today that the NFL wants teams to stop the Oklahoma drill, at least early in camp as I understand it. Any thoughts on that?

Is that a drill used in high school, bantam or midget football? Just curious.
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I haven't used the Oklahoma drill in years, mainly because it teaches bad habits in terms of head horizontal to the ground.



I don't think it does much at a bantam level.


The other drill that I refuse to use is any kind of pit drill, that just leads to bad things.
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And here we go. I think most clubs are having their spring camps over the next couple of weeks. Ours (Colts) is Tuesday, Wed and Thursday of this week and next at the Cardal Rec center. If you're interested in your kid(s) playing football bring them out and sign them up.
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So tonight's the end of our spring camp, and I have to say that its been a great experience, and helped me to remember the fun parts of coaching.


First of all, we had a ton of kids show up, which is awesome and makes for a busy camp. The kids are great, beyond the fact that I'm surprised at the level of skill that I'm seeing. But they're fun, they pay attention, they are coachable.


The only shame for me, is that I've been back in the coaching saddle for 6 days and camp ends today until the start of August.


Its weird going from one organization to another one, the culture shift can really take you by surprise and this one is different. I decided that I would only keep coaching if I could have fun with it and the last two weeks has been that way.
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