Good afternoon, Coaches. We’ve got three good stories for you today.
1. Texas coach makes impassioned speech to players about spreading love to people of all races (ABC 13)
Like many coaches across the country, Klein Oak (Texas) coach Jason Glenn feels that his players are hurting in the wake of the recent police brutality protests.
Coach Glenn is the leader his football players need. He’s also the victim of racial bias from police.
Despite that, his message doesn’t waiver.
“We have to love one another.” Coach Glenn said. “Judge a person by his heart. Judge a person by his character.”
An All American player at Texas A&M and later a player and coach in the NFL, Glenn returned to the high school level to make a real difference in players’ lives.
What message are you spreading to your team to promote racial equality?
2. Comparing SkyCoach Replay and HUDL Sideline (SkyCoach Blog)
We hear a lot of coaches talk about how HUDL has somewhat of a monopoly on sharing video in high school football. This writer takes it upon herself to compare SkyCoach Replay and HUDL Sideline, and the findings are surprising. Granted, this should be taken with a grain of salt as it is posted to the SkyCoach blog.
Hudl provides you a fantastic way to exchange film and edit video. While they have tried to also provide you a tool for sideline replay, they continue to fall short. SkyCoach not only provides an amazing tool for sideline replay, but we continue to improve year after year to ensure that we are consistently the best tool on the market.
One of the complaints we also hear about HUDL is the limits to cloud space so that each team at a school needs its own HUDL account. SkyCoach attempts to solve that issue by providing unlimited storage.
When you purchase a SkyCoach license, it is for the entire school. It is considered our ALL SPORTS ACCESS LICENSE. Any sport at the school can use the license with a separate login. They can also store their video, create highlight videos and so much more.
SkyCoach also includes UNLIMITED VIDEO STORAGE. UNLIMITED. NO LIMITS.
In what ways would you like to see HUDL improve?
3. Dr. Anthony Fauci: Football needs ‘bubble’ format to play in 2020 (ESPN SportsCenter)
Well, this isn’t great news, but definitely something to consider.
Dr. Anthony Fauci says football teams would need to emulate plans by the NBA and MLS for a “bubble” format or consider not playing in 2020 because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Fauci is the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and a key member of the White House task force on the virus. He told CNN that football players would need to be isolated from others and tested regularly.
“Unless players are essentially in a bubble — insulated from the community and they are tested nearly every day — it would be very hard to see how football is able to be played this fall,” Fauci said. “If there is a second wave, which is certainly a possibility and which would be complicated by the predictable flu season, football may not happen this year.”
Fauci appears to be talking about the pro and college football seasons, but it’s also applicable to high schools as most seasons extend into November.
On Wednesday, the NCAA Division I Council approved a six-week practice plan for football that begins in July in hopes of starting the 2020 season on time.
In May, Fauci said football is the “perfect setup” to spread the coronavirus, noting the close contact that players engage in every play.
What are your thoughts on shifting the high school football season so that it doesn’t overlap with flu season?
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