Every day dating back to June 11th, Jimbo Fisher has been busy hosting a series of football camps at Florida State in his name where Seminole players acted as the coaches for those in attendance ranging in age from 8-years old to rising Seniors.
Attendees of the camp do many of the same things that Florida State players do during a practice, and Fisher noted that one of the goals of the camp is to show those attending "how to work."
Fisher also noted that, like many other coaches who hold camps on campus, he has players work the camp and explained a number of reasons why that is incredibly valuable.
Asked how much it helps "conceptual learning" to have his players coaching the camp, Jimbo responded by saying, "It's great having them as instructors because now they see what it's like to be a coach."
"I told them - telling them isn't coaching. Show them. 'Well coach he isn't doing it,' 'I know, now you have to figure it out.' Well now you know how we feel."
Fisher says that giving them the perspective of a coach for a few days also helps his guys understand how to respect coaching and see things in a different light.
"When you can explain something to teach it, it's amazing how much better you can execute it," Fisher explained. "I tell our guys, 'Think about what you're telling the guy, and how you're telling them, and then think about that when you're playing."
"A lot of times great players aren't necessarily great coaches because they do thing instinctively and they've never really thought how to explain it to somebody and when you make them do that, it changes their perspective big time."
"Sometimes you get to college and you put so much pressure on yourself. Remember that you love the game, but how hard it is and tough it is, but also to respect coaching, and maybe - now that I've coached - now I can be coached better."
"Because that's one of the things with kids today is learning how to be coached is a big part of it."