Best $20 you can spend on your program

What if a simple $20 purchase can make your practices more efficient and time effective than ever before?

Well that is all it takes to have a practice segment timer.  These are incredibly beneficial and will keep your practices moving fast and you will get more done in less time than ever before.  We have gone to 5 minute segments at all practices and with out a $1,000 + dollar segment timer at our disposal we thought we could just have a student with a stopwatch and a whistle keep us on track, but something always got messed up.  If a student manager didn’t show up, or messed up one time all of practice was messed up.  Plus there was no way of knowing when you were close to ending a segment.

Enter Coach Hoover
He makes CD’s with mp3 of a segment timer on them.  He has ones ready with 5 minute segment and a horn buzz with the segment number.  All you need is some sort of audio device or better yet, play it over the PA system at your stadium.  Best thing is it has a beep beep with 2 minutes remaining as a way of knowing when you are getting closer to the end of a segment.

This is a great value because we just hit play once and our entire practice is taken care of, we segment everything out to 5 minute drills.  Need more time at a drill? double up and do 2 or 3 segment in a row, but you are still going off the 5 minute segment timer.  It has improved our pace, efficiency and getting our backups in.  Now with a 20 minute team session divided into 4 – 5 minute segments we can give our backups the exact amount of time we want in because the horn tells us when to switch.

Enough of my rambling about how awesome and simple this is.  Here is the link to buy it from coach Hoover.

You are crazy to not buy this if you want better faster practices and for just $20… how can you pass this offer up?

Drill Videos to come soon!!!

Since I started this blog I have received a TON of reader requests for film, especially of drills.  I have had some issues figuring out getting HUDL stuff off and on to the blog and I have just been lazy but this will soon change.

With Spring ball officially starting here on Monday I decided to purchase one of these

Kodak ZxD

Compares quality to the FLIP but I purchased it because it was cheaper and you can add an SD card up to 32 gig, instead of being stuck with a 4gb flip.

This will be in my pocket pretty much 24/7 but most importantly out there on the field so I can film drills, for teaching as well as blogging.

Now my next project becomes finding at least 1 student assistant to help out at practice and film for me.

I am hoping to receive the camera sometime within the next week and I will be posting video with it as soon as I get my hands on it.

Future Book Review

I  read about the following book on another Blog and it was highly recommended.  I decided to pick it up on Amazon and i just got it in today.  I hate reading (even though I read exceptionally fast and advanced level), its boring.  However I wanna give this a read.

Ron Vanderlinden
Football’s Eagle & Stack Defenses

It is supposed to have a wealth of info for any scheme not just one specific scheme.

I am more of an offensive minded guy but I did do a lot of defensive gameplanning 2 years ago, and I was offered 2 Varsity DC jobs a year ago that I turned down.  I could potentially take a trip down to the dark side one day, so I am always looking for more to learn.  Plus I buy into the whole knowledge is Power.

I am gonna give this a read, hopefully get it done in a week or two and I will post a full book review with references (Jk) when I am done.  I hope it is as good as I have heard.