Welcome back, Coach. Hope you had a good weekend. We’ve got three stories for you.
1. Had your fall season postponed? Try coaching (virtually) in another state. (Brad Dal Bon)
Getting sick of virtual coaching? Well, what if I told you it could translate to a supplemental income?
Coach Dal Bon of Nevada Union High (Calif.) shared a tweet of him helping coach a team in Alaska from the comfort of his home office . Here’s what the in-game coaching experience looked like for Coach Dal Bon.
So. I've been doing this thing. It's called Virtual coaching. I live and work in California and I'm the virtual outside linebacker coach at Homer High School in Homer, Alaska. The Mariners (Homer) beat Seward HS today 48-8. Football…virtually. @tothehouse pic.twitter.com/Lw7epFBKen
— Brad Dal Bon (@tothehouse) August 30, 2020
What would it take for you to seek out a virtual coaching position for a program that is playing this fall?
2. In place of high school football, 7-on-7 flag football for high school players in North Carolina (The Times News)
A 7-on-7 flag football league is launching in North Carolina in September, with hopes of providing a safe environment for athletes looking to test their talents on the turf in the absence of a fall high school season.
North Carolina Triad Fusion is hosting the league for high school players, with a slate of six 7-on-7 competitions and two lineman camps to be held on Friday nights, aiming to start Sept. 11.
The plan is to have three 25-minute games per night at each site.
“With everything that’s been happening with the pandemic and then us not having a season this fall, it just seemed like a great opportunity to try to create an avenue for, first of all, a safe competitive environment for guys to compete in together,” said program director Mitch Mitchener. “That’s really what we’re trying to create here.”
Games will be filmed using Spiideo, a sports video service partnered with N.C. Fusion, to provide players with game action that can then be sent to college coaches.
“I know that college coaches that we’ve talked to in the region are definitely interested in looking for stuff like that, when they typically wouldn’t, just because of the nature of this whole football season,” Mitchener said. “They won’t necessarily be able to get out and evaluate like they want to and they didn’t get to evaluate guys in the spring like we wanted to so they’re kind of looking for anything right now.”
What can you organize this fall to bring out the competitive spirit in your players?
3. FNF Coaches Podcast is now available on iTunes, Spotify (FNF Coaches)
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