I had a coach tell me a while back (I believe it was Randy Jackson at North Forney HS, TX) that it was his mission to "fascinate his kids" every day to ensure that the lessons he was trying to instill in them were getting through. In an age where kids can be fascinated in a matter of seconds with that shiny object they carry around in the palm of their hand daily, finding a way to fascinate them as coaches is becoming tougher and tougher.
That's what popped in my head when I came across this video of Abilene Cooper HS (TX) head coach Todd Moebes talking to his team after a disappointing performance after things had started off very well for the team. Coach Moebes finds a unique way to engage and fascinate his guys with a demonstration and an important lesson that accompanies it.
UPDATE>> Coach Moebes has resigned today and his successor has been named, per report. See HS Scoop for more details.
"I thought on Friday night, we were playing very, very well. But then there were some decision that were made by players that were opposite of the fundamentals that we do," coach Moebes starts off telling his guys.
"That's what football consists of. Doing the same thing over, and over, and over again. If you believe in what you do, you just keep hitting that tree in the same spot."
While hitting the tree is important, there are also factors involved that are just as important as Moebes explains while tying it into how important it is that guys do what they're coached to do.
Check out what Moebes does to capture the attention of his guys and the lesson that goes along with it in the clip. This is great stuff. (H/T Mario Price with the AFCA with the video)