Win or Lose… Football Coaches Work
Some football coaches and players had the win of their season this past weekend. Others had a heartbreaking loss. Most were somewhere in between. What we all have in common is now we get back to work.
Regardless of your score this past weekend, the beauty of our game is that we get to go back to work the next week. This game teaches us that we all do the same thing the next week regardless of the last game we coached. We get back to work.
I remember an old football coach who taught me when I first started coaching. He taught me something I never have forgotten. He said that two teams can play 59 minutes and 45 seconds. One team leads by a single point. The other team lines up to kick a 38 yard field goal.
Depending on if that football goes inside or outside of the goalpost, this will likely change how every football coach teaches the next week. Stop and think about that for a moment. Every player has played exactly the same before this one play. Yet, most coaches will be affected by the outcome of the game on the scoreboard. They will teach differently the next week depending on the score of the game.
That Kick Should Not Change How A Football Coach Works Next Week
This seems strange, but that old football coach was right then, and he is right now. The bigger point here is that coaches should be dedicated teachers of the game. If you are going to do a better job teaching and correcting this week because you won or lost then you might be in the wrong profession.
You don’t have to look any further than last night’s game between Alabama and Texas A&M to see this. Would the coaches teach differently today if A&M scored on the last play? The football coaches who stay in this crazy profession for more than a minute understand that win, lose or tie we get back to work. This game of football teaches us about work. This lesson is by no means exclusive to football. We can all learn from this…