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1 Progressive Coaching, Revisited DAVE POTTER HEAD FOOTBALL COACH KESTREL HEIGHTS HAWKS DURHAM, NC Development Guide

2 14 YEARS COACHING YOUTH FOOTBALL DURHAM EAGLES ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION (1997 – 2010) POP WARNER YOUTH FOOTBALL DURHAM, NORTH CAROLINA 5 YEARS COACHING SCHOOL FOOTBALL MIDDLE SCHOOL (2006 – 2008) HIGH SCHOOL (2009 – PRESENT)

3 5 YEARS COACHING AT THE MITEY-MITE DIVISION (AGES 7 – 9)

4 5 YEARS COACHING AT THE MITEY-MITE DIVISION (AGES 7 – 9) 5 YEARS COACHING AT THE JUNIOR PEEWEE DIVISION (AGES 8 – 11)

5 5 YEARS COACHING AT THE MITEY-MITE DIVISION (AGES 7 – 9) 5 YEARS COACHING AT THE JUNIOR PEEWEE DIVISION (AGES 8 – 11) 3 YEARS COACHING AT THE PEEWEE DIVISION (AGES )

6 5 YEARS COACHING AT THE MITEY-MITE DIVISION (AGES 7 – 9) 5 YEARS COACHING AT THE JUNIOR PEEWEE DIVISION (AGES 8 – 11) 3 YEARS COACHING AT THE PEEWEE DIVISION (AGES ) 1 YEAR COACHING AT THE MIDGET DIVISION (AGES )

7 2006 OFFENSIVE LINE COACH ROGERS - HERR MIDDLE SCHOOL DOUBLE WING 2007 OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR LOWES GROVE MIDDLE SCHOOL DOUBLE WING

8 2006 OFFENSIVE LINE COACH ROGERS - HERR MIDDLE SCHOOL DOUBLE WING 2007 OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR LOWES GROVE MIDDLE SCHOOL DOUBLE WING

9 2008 OFFENSIVE LINE COACH ROGERS - HERR MIDDLE SCHOOL DOUBLE WING OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR KESTREL HEIGHTS SCHOOL DOUBLE WING

10 2008 OFFENSIVE LINE COACH ROGERS - HERR MIDDLE SCHOOL DOUBLE WING OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR KESTREL HEIGHTS SCHOOL DOUBLE WING

11 Progressive Coaching, Revisited DAVE POTTER HEAD FOOTBALL COACH KESTREL HEIGHTS HAWKS DURHAM, NC Development Guide

12 Challenges of Coaching Youth Football Development Guide ConsistencyAnd How to Achieve It.

13 Challenges of Coaching Youth Football Development Guide Consistency How We Achieve It.

14 Challenges of Coaching Youth Football Development Guide INFRASTRUCTURE

15 How Does Your Org Set Up Your Team? Development Guide Move up with your team? Start over from scratch?

16 How Does Your Org Set Up Your Team? Development Guide Generally, there are two ways: Start over from scratch?

17 How Does Your Org Set Up Your Team? Development Guide Move up with your team? Start over from scratch?

18 How Does Your Org Set Up Your Team? Development Guide Move up with your team? You already have a built-in infrastructure.

19 How Does Your Org Set Up Your Team? Development Guide Move up with your team? You already have a built-in infrastructure. You already have players, coaches, parents and a Team Mom.

20 How Does Your Org Set Up Your Team? Development Guide Start over from scratch?

21 TEN CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 EIGHT UNDEFEATED SEASONS 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010.

22 TEN CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 EIGHT UNDEFEATED SEASONS 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010 DURHAM EAGLES 90 – 3 IN THE C.F.F. DATING BACK TO 2000.

23 TEN CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 EIGHT UNDEFEATED SEASONS 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010 TOP 16 IN THE NATION 2003, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2010

24 33 CONSECUTIVE WINS CONSECUTIVE WINS TOP 16 IN NATION 2003, 2004, 2007, 2008

25 33 CONSECUTIVE WINS CONSECUTIVE WINS wins -- 3 losses SINCE 2000

26 33 CONSECUTIVE WINS CONSECUTIVE WINS WINS -- 3 LOSSES SINCE 2000

27 First Undefeated Midget Team in 2010 UNDEFEATED AT HOME TOP 16 IN NATION 2003, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2010

28 First Undefeated Midget Team in 2010 UNDEFEATED AT HOME TOP 16 IN NATION 2003, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2010

29 PROGRESSIVE COACHING, REVISITED PART 1: Building the Infrastructure

30 PROGRESSIVE COACHING, REVISITED Getting Good Coaches And Being Able to Keep Them.

31 PROGRESSIVE COACHING, REVISITED My DC was with me for 9 years.

32 GETTING GOOD COACHES They are like money to a youth org. We all need it, but we cant sit and wait for it to show up.

33 GETTING GOOD COACHES Where? Newspaper, website, PSAs, Business Cards.

34 Continuity No surprises. Dont make it up as you go. Attention to detail. Travel directions, charting plays, disseminating info.

35 Continuity Average length of stay of a youth football coach is years.

36 Continuity Head CoachMy 14 th year Defensive Coordinator11 th year with me Assistant Coach 5 years with me Assistant Coach 4 years with me

37 Dealing with New Coaches: Problems? Are you taking the proper precautions?

38 Hiring A New Coach: Identifying and keeping the good coach: Ideas of Common Sense

39 Hiring A New Coach: Without taking precaution, you are courting disaster. If he turns out to be a jerk, you could be held liable.

40 Hiring A New Coach: NFL and NCAA Interview can take an entire weekend.

41 Hiring A New Coach: Thorough Interview I want to know everything about him. I want him to know everything about me. Do you have a coaching contract? Can he abide by your rules?

42 Hiring A New Coach: Thorough Interview I want to know everything about him. I want him to know everything about me. Do you have a coaching contract? Can he abide by your rules?

43 Hiring A New Coach: Thorough Interview I want to know everything about him. I want him to know everything about me. Do you have a coaching contract? Can he abide by your rules?

44 Hiring A New Coach: Thorough Interview I want to know everything about him. I want him to know everything about me. Do you have a coaching contract? Can he abide by your rules?

45 Hiring A New Coach: Have Him Work Your Football Camps Pair him with one of your coaches.

46 Hiring A New Coach: Have Him Work Your Conditioning Camp Let him run drills.

47 Hiring The New Coach: Communicate During the Off-Season Copy him on every .

48 Hiring The New Coach: Familiarize Him With Your Scheme Give him a copy of last years highlight DVD, game videos or playbook.

49 Hiring The New Coach: Dont give him carte blanche. Dont give him responsibilities without defining what those responsibilities are. Dont drop him in the deep end.

50 Hiring The New Coach: Dont drop him in the deep end.

51 Dealing With the New Coach: Problems? Did you interview them thoroughly? Do not be liable for their mistakes. What we dont correct, we encourage.

52 Dealing With the New Coach: Problems? Did you interview them thoroughly? Do not be liable for their mistakes. What we dont correct, we encourage.

53 Dealing With the New Coach: Problems? Did you meet with them throughout the pre-season? Are they attending the meetings?

54 Dealing With the New Coach: What if a prospective coach shows up one week before the season and theres no time to prepare him?

55 Dealing With the New Coach: Teach him as you teach your players.

56 Dealing With the New Coach: Give him responsibility. Do NOT give him the junk jobs, i.e. bottle washer, play counter, snacks. Let your coaches coach.

57 Keeping the New Coach:

58 Relationship

59 Keeping the New Coach: Team Success

60 Keeping the New Coach: Game DVDs

61 Keeping the New Coach: Bag

62 Keeping the New Coach: Plaque

63 Keeping the New Coach: T-Shirts

64 Keeping the New Coach: Highlights DVD

65 Keeping the New Coach: Give him responsibilities Build a relationship Team success Game DVDs Bag Plaque T-Shirts Highlight DVD

66 Hiring New Coaches: Thorough interview Meet often Communicate (Keep them informed) Work the camps Last years highlight DVD, videos, or playbook

67 PROGRESSIVE COACHING, REVISITED PART 2: Dealing with Parents

68 Player-Agents: Dealing with Parents Greatest Advocate Or Your Worst Nightmare?

69 Player-Agents: Dealing with Parents Greatest Advocate Or Your Worst Nightmare? YOUR CHOICE

70 HEAD FOOTBALL COACH – DAVE POTTER Dave has been a Durham resident for the past 25 years. He has spent the past 14 years coaching football with the Durham Eagles Athletic Association. A head coach since 1999, his teams have won ten Consolidated Football Federation championships since 2000, have gone undefeated eight times and have won 91 of their last 94 conference games dating back to Five times in the past eight years, his teams have finished in the Top 16 football teams in the nation. A firm believer in the importance of academics, his teams have had 44 Academic All-Americans. His passion and commitment to academic success lead to his development of the Durham Eagles Academic Hall of Fame program in This program has been further developed to include character-building and leadership development. His written work, Character, Academics and Leadership: The CAL Program is used as a model by more than sixty youth sports organizations around the country. He was instrumental in bringing in the educational tutoring firm, Supplemental Learners to partner with the DEAA so that his players had access to tutoring throughout the season. His academic emphasis led to the formation of the Elite Eagles college scholarship program in which $27,000 has been raised for all Eagles players who plan to attend college. He has been nominated for the Positive Coaching Alliance Double – Goal Coach Award for Dave joined the football staff of Kestrel Heights in their inaugural season of He spent the first two years as Offensive Coordinator. He was named Head Coach on November 1, 2010.

71 American Red Cross certification in First Aid basics. American Red Cross certification in Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation. Member of P.E. 4Life 2010 NCSS Certification 2010 YFBCA Certification 2010 USA Football Coaches Certification 2010 NYSCA Youth Football Certification Member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes Member of the National Youth Sports Coaches Association Member of the National Federation of State High School Associations Member of the National Football Foundation and College Football Hall of Fame, Inc. Member of the AFCA Member of the North Carolina Coaches Association He has been nominated for the Positive Coaching Alliance Double – Goal Coach Award for Author of the written work Character, Academics and LeadershipThe CAL Program

72 Dealing with Parents Parents Meetings How many did you have BEFORE the season? More investment reaps more benefits.

73 Dealing with Parents MAKE NO MISTAKE: WE ARE ALL ABOUT WINNING!

74 Dealing with Parents Our demands are to: Win in the classroom Win at home Win on the football field

75 Dealing with Parents I dont determine your sons playing time. Your son determines his playing time.

76 Dealing with Parents At this age group, there is no decision that I make regarding his position or his playing time that will affect his ability to get a D1 scholarship.

77 Dealing with Parents Be willing to explain (not defend) your actions and decisions. NFL & NCAA coaches have to explain themselves in the post-game press conference, the mid-week press conference and on the coaches show.

78 Dealing with Parents Arguments? Do YOU have to WIN?

79 Dealing with Parents How is your body language?

80 Dealing with Parents Availability? Are you available?

81 Dealing with Parents Business Cards & Refrigerator Magnets Name Home Phone Cell Phone Address Website Address Available 24 / 7

82 Dealing with Parents If you set up too many ground rules regarding when you are available, all they see are the times that you arent.

83 Dealing with Parents Parents Meetings During the season? During practice?

84 Dealing with Parents Go to the fence.

85 Dealing with Parents PRE-SEASON DVD History of success Play at a high level Play aggressively Their childs academic & social welfare at stake

86 PROGRESSIVE COACHING, REVISITED PART 3: Dealing with Players

87 Dealing with Your Players They will be successful in the classroom or they will not play for us. We have signed an academic waiver since Fuel the kids competitive desire: Musical chairs.

88 Dealing with Your Players Academic Program Standards Rewards

89 Dealing with Your Players The Sunday phone call.

90 Dealing with Your Players Academic Good News at the end of every practice.

91 Dealing with Your Players A-B Honor Roll Framed Academic Honors Certificate

92 Dealing with Your Players Straight As Framed Academic Hall of Fame Certificate

93 Dealing with Your Players Straight As Academic Hall of Fame Trophy With Classroom Presentation

94 Dealing with Your Players Academic Hall of Fame DVD

95 Dealing with Your Players Teachers Packet that explains the Durham Eagles Academic Program and the Pop Warner Academic All-American Program

96 Dealing with Your Players Pop Warner Academic All-Americans You do the work. Well do the rest.

97 Dealing with Your Players More Academic All-Americans per capita, than any team in our conference. On average, 25% to 33% of our team have been Academic All-Americans over the past seven years. The national average in Pop Warner is 3%.

98 Dealing with Your Players Meet & Greet Drill.

99 Dealing with Our Players at KHS The interview process for players and parents.

100 Dealing with Our Players at KHS The academic requirement.

101 Dealing with Our Players at KHS Helmet stickers.

102 Dealing with Our Players at KHS The monthly team meeting with a featured speaker.

103 Dealing with Our Players at KHS Community service.

104 ATHLETIC DIRECTORRICHIE MITCHELL DIRECTOR OF FOOTBALL ADMINISTRATIONMELISSA LAWRENCE DIRECTOR OF FOOTBALL MARKETINGMARK STONE COLLEGIATE RECRUITING COORDINATORROB LAMBETH TEAM PHYSICIANDR. CHRISTIAN WERNESS STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING COORDINATORCHRISTIAN INFINITO HEAD FOOTBALL COACHDAVE POTTER ASSISTANT COACHES DALE EDMONDS CHRISTIAN INFINITO ROB LAMBETH PHILLIP SMITH MARK STONE DEREK WADE 2011 Kestrel Heights Hawks Football Staff

105 M I S S I O N S T A T E M E N T Discipline Dedication Determination The Kestrel Heights Hawks football program is dedicated to creating an environment of discipline, self-respect and success to aid in the academic, athletic and social success of our student-athletes.

106 WHAT ARE YOUR GOALS?

107 Most Commonly Heard Goals: Our goal is for the kids to learn the fundamentals and to have fun.

108 Teaching them the fundamentals shouldnt be a GOAL. That should be a GIVEN.

109 Goals are what you aspire to achieve. They are not the lowest common denominator.

110 What is your vision?

111 Are you coaching a team or building a program?

112 It doesnt matter if you are the best. What matters is that you are working to be. --Chuck Priefer, Detroit Lions Assistant Coach

113 Be great in the things that are easy. --Coach Mike Krzyzewski

114 Please share your ideas and Good News with me.

115 Dave Potter


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