September 13, 2017
Casey Jacox is a former collegiate QB at Central Washington University and has been coaching his kids for many years. Casey is passionate about ensuring they continue down a positive path, and sports is a big part of that journey.
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‘There are three types of people in life: Those who watch things happen, those who make things happen, and those who wonder what happened.’ – Tommy Lasorda
Coaching your own kids
- Works best if you have an assistant coach, and you coach each other’s kids
- Early on, Casey was too focused on winning
- Drills need a clear:
- Be ridiculously organized.
- Make everything competitive. Time everything.
- Small groups and lots of stations
- Girls get to take 2 free throws at end of practice – If they make 1, they get to run 1 lap. If they make 2 they get to pick someone to run with them (including parents on the sideline.) If they miss both, they have to dribble around with their off hand until drill is over. Then take the girls who make both free throws and put the pressure on them, say ‘there is 2 seconds left, you need to make 2 free throws to win the game.’
- They only get to do this if the girls gave great effort during practice
- It comes down to believing in the kids you coach, and making sure they understand you believe in them
- Everyone needs to do their role. Coaches coach. Players play. Parents cheer. Umpires make the calls. When everyone stays in their role, everything works well. Step out of your role, and trouble starts.
Captains and leadership
- Captains lead stretching and conversation
- Teach them to be organized and communicate well
Rewards and recognition
- Words of the week – keep the focus on the importance of everyone’s role – Then give an award at the end of the week on who best embodied that characteristic
Connecting with and impacting kids
- Kevin worked with a young man who was struggling to throw, and 2 years later watching his progress is really exciting.
The one that got away
- Casey played on a team, and they came out flat, and lost. You must be prepared for every game.
- Book: The Matheny Manifesto
- Great resource – Proactive Coaching
- Quote: ‘There are three types of people in life: Those who watch things happen, those who make things happen, and those who wonder what happened.’ – Tommy Lasorda
- Book: The Advantage by Patrick Lencioni
- Craig recommendation: The Strangest Secret by Earl Nightingale
Best borrowed/stolen idea
- EDD’s – Everyday drills
- The power of goal setting. You write it down. Then you tell someone. Now it is goal not a wish.
- Positive environments and never taking a play off.
- Know the purpose in everything you do. Be organized, make it fun.
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