10 Things a Youth Football Head Coach Wants to Hear From an Assistant
What do youth football head coaches look for in as assistant coach? In a perfect world, these would be some of the things a youth football assistant coach would say to the head coach during his interview
I played ABC position in High School, I would like to coach that position, but put me wherever you need the help.
Whatever role you give me, I’m going to do my very best at excelling at. If you put me in charge of the water, I’m going to be the very best water guy in the history of youth football.
I don’t care what position my son plays, please don’t give him any special treatment because I’m on the staff.
I have your back, you are In charge. As long as you are not jeopardizing the safety of the kids, I will support you.
If we disagree on anything significant I will address it in private.
When we disagree I will maintain my cool and communicate in a mutually respectful way.
I will not play favorites with my son or his friends, the kids play where they benefit the team most. Their playing time is earned.
I will present my favorite drills to you in writing 2 weeks prior to practice to make sure you feel comfortable with them.
While I may not be a fan of our scheme or approach all the time, the players and parents will never know, I understand the value of presenting a united front.
You can’t carry all the water for the team- let me know if there are any tasks you feel can be offloaded onto someone like me.