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Pre-Game Speeches for Youth Football Coaches

I am not a big ‘Win one for the Gipper” type speech maker before youth football games.

We are very low key before the game and while I may get pretty excited during practice at times, I�m very low key in games. We believe in preparation not emotion to get a player and team to play to their potential. Emotion rarely lasts beyond that first play or two and can often get players to be so excited that they play out of position.

Don�t give inspirational speeches, talk about your goals for the first half, your substitutions, any special adjustments for this team and then we pray for the other team, the refs, our coaches and players in Jesus name.

We once had a very early morning game and the kids had done a sleepover the night before (so we would make sure they would all make it to the game, HUGE mistake). The kids were lethargic and not awake. In this case we did do some jumping around yelling who are we? �Eagles� stuff. We even had them do 5-6 plays live, as we were really not attentive, It did the trick and got the kids jolted out of the trance like state they were in.


This has been another post into Dave Cisar’s Winning Youth Football Site
Copyright 2007 Cisar Mangement Services

 


We are very low key before the game and while I may get pretty excited during football practice at times, I�m very low key in games. I�m a big believer in preparation, not emotion to get a player and team to play to their potential. Emotion rarely lasts beyond that first play or two and can often get players so hyped that they tend to play out of position.

I don�t give inspirational speeches, we talk about our goals for the first half, our substitutions, any special adjustments for this team and then we pray for the other team, the refs, our coaches and the safety of our players in Jesus name.

We once had a very early morning game and the kids had done a sleepover the night before (so we would make sure they would all make it to the game, HUGE mistake). The kids were lethargic and not awake. In this case we did do some jumping around yelling who are we? “Eagles” stuff. We even had em do 5-6 plays live, we were really not attentive and got em jolted out of that state.
That is a very rare occasion for us.


This has been another post into Dave Cisar’s Winning Youth Football Site
Copyright 2007 Cisar Mangement Services

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