FanFromRegion3 wrote:What are some of the things that the great coaches like Brad Sandy, Larry Sandy, Lyne Enget, Rick Philion, etc. do differently than the mediocre coaches? How do they establish the discipline to get a player to knock down a long pass on 4th down deep in opponents territory rather than take the glory of an interception? How do they get their lineman to open holes and hit hard time after time, when the running back gets all the glory? What do they do to gain the respect that their players give them?
I have read every book I can get my hands on of the best high school football coaches past and present.
"Our Boy's" Smith Center Kansas head coach Roger Barta 79 game winning streak 2004-2009.
"When the game stands tall" De La Salle high school Concord California 151 game winning streak 1992-2003 Head coach Bob Ladoucer
"Twelve Mighty Orphans" Fort Worth Texas, twelve Orphaned Masons playing for the championship for a decade in the biggest class in Texas football. Head coach Rusty Russel 1927-1940.
In all three programs the same thing rings true, the season does not start in August it starts in December. The kids have to learn to love each other over themselves the person over the football player. They sacrifice for each other, the hard work they put in is not for themselves it's for their teamate.
In all three books there is very little written about x's and o's the detail to the most minute small things is what is the most important as far as scheeme goes.
Ladoucer ran the veer but hung is hat on his o-line play
Barta has his own offense called the "barta bone" double tight wishbone formation but straight t running plays.
Russel was said to have been the first coach to run the Modern "spread" offense like we see today.
All of these coaches stressed team unity they kept their players together as much as possible.
All three books are extraordanary great reads for anyone who loves high school football.
"One thing you have to remember Bobby, soccer was invented in europe by women, so they would have something to do while the men stayed home and did the dishes"