BUILDING A PROGRAM

Want to establish a culture? Have a practice for moms

FNF Coaches Report

Case Ingram was recently promoted to head coach of the Biggersville High (Miss.) football team. He recently answered some questions about his goals as he takes over a new program.

FNF: What is the No. 1 goal for your team this spring?

“To improve in the weight room and speed on the field. We are a small school where everyone plays all sports. We won’t be able to have spring practice because so many football players are at baseball.”

Share with us one activity that you utilize to reinforce your team’s culture.

“We will be having a Mom’s practice. We invite the moms of our players to the practice. We feed them, do a mini ‘chalk-talk’ with them, let them come to practice, and take pictures with their sons. So many of our players live in single parent homes. It’s a good way to open the door for moms.”

What coaching apps do you use most often?

“Hudl.”

If you could snap your fingers and be gifted one new product for your football program, what would it be?

“I would love to have a practice clock with a period counter.”

What is one change you’ve made to your strength and conditioning program in the last year?

“We are training more uni-lateral movements. We are training to be better athletes rather than just strong players by incorporating more Olympic movements, jumping, and focusing on moving weight fast.”

If you could have a cup of coffee with one football coach (living or deceased) who would it be?

“Tony Dungy.”

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