FNF Coaches Talk — California Coach Sets Up Raffle for Workout Videos, 3 Tips to Fundraising in Quarantine, Tabata Workouts

Good evening, Coaches. We hope you’re staying healthy. We’ve got some fun stories for you today.

1. California coach offers players In-And-Out gift card for proof of home workouts (Twitter)

This is a great idea — and definitely one every coach should steal during quarantine. First-year Heritage High (Calif.) coach Dave Fogelstrom started a raffle for his players if t hey posted photos on Twitter of themselves working out.


Did it work? You be the judge.




Not only is this great for keeping the athletes engaged in the strength and conditioning program, it’s great for team unity.

What type of challenge can you issue to your players on social media?

2. 3 Tips to Fundraising During the Coronavirus Outbreak (FNF Coaches)

We’re all starting to accept that we need to shift the way we do things this spring. If we don’t adapt, we’ll fall behind.

One way we should all be thinking about adapting is fundraising. The hand-written letters, golf tournaments or car washes may not be an option this spring. You need to start thinking about planning online fundraisers.

Byron Brewer is the National Sales Director at OnlineDonations. The cutting edge online platform has helped groups across the country raise more money by switching from the traditional 20 for 20 friends and family donation letter fundraiser.

Brewer connected with FNF Coaches to answer three questions related to the coronavirus outbreak. This quote jumped out to us.

The platform we came up with saves coaches time and helps them raise more money. Teams raise 30 percent more on average when they use online fundraisers vs. old-school donation letters. It’s because they reach more people.

Regardless of whether your athletes were quarantined this spring, the online fundraiser seems to be the way to go.

One other problem coaches often have in fundraisers is half the players do a great job and half don’t even try. You can monitor that throughout the process with online fundraisers.

With our administrative dashboard, one of the main benefits is that only the group leader has access to it. The leader can see every player on the team and how much each has raised. That helps with accountability.


How will you be shifting your fundraising strategy this spring?

3. At-Home Tabata Session to Burn Some Serious Calories (PopSugar Fitness)

We’re all looking for workouts we can do at home, and here’s a great one that doesn’t require any equipment.

It’s not specifically geared to football, but at this point in the quarantine, we need to start mixing it up to shock our bodies into making some changes. It’s all about variety and taking on new challenges.

You’ll get a lot of bang for your buck with this calorie-torching cardio and sculpting workout. Tabata instructor Raneir Pollard’s amazing energy will inspire you to fight for it. Tabata is a form of HIIT (high intensity interval training) that alternates between 20 seconds of intense bursts of work and 10 seconds of rest in four-minute rounds. You don’t need any equipment for the workout, but do grab a towel and a bottle of water — you’re going to need both. Then press play and get ready to sweat, tone, and burn!

What workouts are fueling your players in the quarantine period?

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