In August I had the idea to write a recurring post series about my time as an assistant football coach this season and I was really excited about it. I thought it was going to be one of those types of things that would allow me to combine the two things I love the most: Football and writing. The problem I would soon run in to, however, is that I had no time to write. None. My time in the past 45-60 days has explicitly been spent between football and reading for my schoolwork this semester. My writing release has been culminating up to this moment.
In my first half-season as a football coach I have learned stuff. Important stuff. Stuff I should probably tell you about. I think I am a good scout. I can take a reel of film from a team, organize it and put together a decent plan of attack on how to stop everything that they are trying to do.
I’ve had to work on how to instruct players and how I teach specific concepts. I think you can see a person do something so many times, but until you try to verbalize it you have no clue on what you are actually doing.
Filming and equipment is something I still can do really well. Check out this:
And then there is this:
Really, the big thing thus far is I know there are two things that I really love. I love to write and I love football. I know writing about football is something that seems obvious, and maybe that is what I am meant to do. But for now, I’m going to keep coaching and keep trying to write. And that will start happening more. Hopefully.