Friday 12th July 2024

A Player’s Job Description (click the picture)

A Player’s Job Description

A coaches job is to get players to do their jobs well. But just exactly what is a player’s job description.

Here is a link to the original article (You can also access other coaching articles on her blog) A Player’s Job Description

By Dawn Redd-Kelly, Head Volleyball Coach at Beloit College.

Editor’s Note from Brian: This post is provided as food for thought for your program–you won’t be able to use it verbatim. This can give you some ideas to create your own list to help your program.

On the surface it seems simple (work hard, be enthusiastic about your sport, be good), but there’s more to it than those three things…though we need those things! The foundation of every team is built upon those principles, but as our players grow up in our programs, they should:

*Add energy to every practice and competition,
*Manage the locker room,
*Come in early,
Stay late,
*Treat newbies better than they expect,
*Offer to help teammates before they ask,
*Make dinner with the team,
*Leave the team better than you found it,
*Invent a moment of silliness,
*Highlight good work from your teammates,
*Help with recruiting,
*Get smarter at your sport by watching film,
*Encourage newbies to speak up,
*Push teammates to do the hard thing,
*Talk to coach,
*Tell a joke at no one’s expense,
*Celebrate the team’s success.


Dr’e Bly one of Hampton roads best , Western Branch stand up

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Donald André Bly (born May 22, 1977) is an American football coach and former player who is cornerbacks coach for the Detroit Lions of the National Football League (NFL). He played as a cornerback for 11 seasons in the NFL. He played college football for the North Carolina Tar Heels, earning All-American honors twice. Bly was selected by the St. Louis Rams in the second round of the 1999 NFL Draft, and spent four seasons with the Rams, earning a Super Bowl ring with them in Super Bowl XXXIV over the Tennessee Titans. He was selected to two Pro Bowls during his four-year tenure with the Detroit Lions, and also played for the Denver Broncos and San Francisco . Bly was born in Portsmouth, Virginia. He graduated from Western Branch High School in Chesapeake, where he was an all-state high school football player as well as a decorated baseball player for Western Branch Bruins.


“Super Bowl Champ” Plaxico Burress 757 and Green Run stand up !!! (click on the picture)

Plaxico Antonio Burress (born August 12, 1977)[1] is a former American football wide receiver who played 12 seasons in the National Football League (NFL). Education: Green Run High School (1996), Michigan State University, Fork Union Military Academy He played college football at Michigan State, and was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers eighth overall in the 2000 NFL Draft. He also played for the New York Giants and the New York Jets, and caught the game-winning touchdown in Super Bowl XLII as the Giants beat the then-undefeated New England Patriots.


La’keshia Frett a “KILLA” 757 Phoebus High School stand up!

Born in Carmel, California, Frett attended Phoebus High School in Hampton, Virginia, where she was named a High School All-American by the WBCA. She participated in the WBCA High School All-America Game in 1993, scoring six points. Additionally, Frett was named the 1993 Gatorade Female Basketball Player of the Year. She was named a Parade All-American in both 1992 and 1993.
After graduating from college, Frett started her professional career in 1997 playing two seasons for the Philadelphia Rage of the American Basketball League (ABL).

After the ABL folded due to financial difficulties, she was selected by the Los Angeles Sparks in the 1999 WNBA Draft, and later played for the Sparks during the 1999 and 2000 seasons.

After the 2000 season ended, the Sparks traded Frett to the Sacramento Monarchs in exchange for Latasha Byears. Frett played for the Monarchs for the next three seasons before signing a free agent contract with the Charlotte Sting. However, the Sting waived her halfway through the 2004 season.

A week after being waived, she signed with the New York Liberty and played for them during the remainder of the season, as well as the following 2005 season.

Shortly after the 2005 WNBA season ended, Frett returned to her alma mater, the University of Georgia, after being hired as an assistant coach for the women’s basketball team for the 2005–06 season. In April 2006, Frett announced her retirement from the WNBA to devote herself full-time to her collegiate coaching position.

In 2021, she became an assistant coach with the Atlanta Dream.
La’Keshia Frett (born June 12, 1975) is a former collegiate and professional basketball player. She is currently an assistant coach for the women’s basketball team at Auburn University.


One of 757’s best Hall of famer Alonzo Morning . Indian River stand up !

Alonzo Harding Mourning Jr. (born February 8, 1970) is an American former professional basketball player who has served as vice president of player programs and development for the Miami Heat since June 2009.[1][2] Mourning played most of his 15-year National Basketball Association (NBA) career for the Heat.

Nicknamed “Zo”, Mourning played the center position. Following his college basketball career at Georgetown University, his tenacity on defense twice earned him the NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award and twice placed him on the NBA All-Defensive Team. Mourning made a comeback after undergoing a kidney transplant and later won the 2006 NBA championship with the Heat. Mourning also played for the Charlotte Hornets and New Jersey Nets. On March 30, 2009, Mourning became the first Miami Heat player to have his number retired.[3] In 2010, Mourning was inducted into the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame. In August 2014, Mourning was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, and in August 2019 he was inducted into the FIBA Hall of Fame.

Early life
During his time at Indian River High School in Chesapeake, Virginia, he led the team to 51 straight victories and a state title his junior year (1987). As a senior, he averaged 25 points, 15 rebounds and 12 blocked shots per game. He was named Player of the Year by USA Today, Parade, Gatorade, and Naismith. He was the #1 recruit of the 1988 class, over Christian Laettner, Shawn Kemp, Billy Owens, Kenny Williams, Stanley Roberts, Rick Fox, and Malik Sealy, among others.

College career
Mourning played college basketball for John Thompson at Georgetown University.


Aaron Brooks one of 757 best . Ferguson High School stand up !!!

Aaron Lafette Brooks (born March 24, 1976) is a former American football quarterback who played in the National Football League (NFL) for eight seasons, primarily with the New Orleans Saints. He played college football at Virginia and was selected by the Green Bay Packers in the fourth round of the 1999 NFL Draft.[1] After one season with the Packers, he was a member of the Saints for six seasons, where he led the franchise to their first playoff victory in 2000 against the defending Super Bowl champion St. Louis Rams. Brooks also became the first NFL quarterback to eliminate the defending Super Bowl champions in his first career postseason start. During his final season, he played for the Oakland Raiders.

Brooks retired in 2007 as the Saints’ leader in season and career touchdown passes. For his accomplishments with the franchise, he was inducted to the New Orleans Saints Hall of Fame in 2014.

Brooks lived in a public housing project in the East End area of Newport News. Mentored by Coach Tommy Reamon,[2] Brooks played high school football and graduated from Homer L. Ferguson High School in Newport News. He was awarded a scholarship to attend the University of Virginia (UVA), from which he graduated in 1999.


Coach Pitt Football Defensive Line Expectations

Main ingredients for a good defensive lineman, is the need for quickness and determination. Areas of consideration when conducting your drills:

1. Speed: A defensive lineman must have excellent foot speed. He must always keep his feet alive and moving.

2. Acceleration: Initial quickness must always be emphasized. The desire to accelerate on movement of the football is the principle athletic trait a
defensive lineman needs. Areas of concentration will be to accelerate, react quickly, and develop good physical coordination. If a blocker is quick enough to get his hands inside the frame work of the defensive lineman’s numbers, and get his elbows locked on him, forget it; the defender will not get the passer.

3. Coordination: A defensive lineman must be able to coordinate the action of his hands, fee, and body, as he rushes the passer. When rushing the passer, or playing the run, a defensive lineman must keep his feet moving. As a defensive lineman engages, and fights, to get the passer or runner, he must keep his feet moving; remember this point with your drills.

4. Competitiveness: Attitude is one of the most important football qualities that a defensive lineman should have. A defensive lineman gets more sacks
when he just keeps coming, and never gives up. A defensive lineman needs to have a mean streak, meaning they want to get after people, even on the
practice field. Make your drill tough and demanding.

5. Toughness: A defensive lineman must not be denied. How will he react when playing against a bigger, and stronger, opponent?

6. Inside Power: A defensive lineman must be able to control the line of scrimmage.

Seven Considerations When Developing Your Defensive Line Drills

1. Stance – A defensive lineman must have good body position with proper weight distribution in order to be able to move instantaneous with either the snap of the ball or movement of an offensive lineman (mirror step).

2. Ability To Get Aligned Properly – Exact alignment according to the defense called is essential. Each defense called will dictate alignment.

3. Movement – The ability to move instantly on the snap of the ball, or movement of an offensive blocker is key, in order that your defensive lineman may engage his blocker or penetrate the line of scrimmage as fast as possible.

4. Deliver the Blow or Punch – The ability to attack the blocker by neutralizing the power of his block, or by delivering a blow in such a manner that he defeats the block, or gains position on the blocker, is key.

5. Reaction – The ability to read one-on-one blocks or blocking combinations that tell you what type of run or pass while on the move, and then putting into effect the proper escape technique is most important (read on the run).

6. Defending the Run – If a defensive lineman reads run and he is at the point of attack, defeat the blocker and make the tackle (be a play maker). If
you are not at the point of attack the proper pursuit angle to intercept the ball carrier (never follow the same colored jersey). Remember, when conducting your drills, talk the shoulders this is a key coaching point. Always keep your shoulders parallel or square to the line of scrimmage when defending the run.

7. Defending The Pass – If you read pass, always have a pass rush move in mind. When reading pass always get your shoulders out of parallel with the blocker.

Other Defensive Line Considerations

1. Always line up with your feet well underneath you so that you are ready to fight pressure from any direction. The only thing that overrides the first sentence is; pass only responsibility. This can elongate a defensive lineman’s stance.

2. Always concentrate on the man nearest you, for he is the man who can block you first.

3. Never rise up to look for the ball carrier, for the blocker will tell you where the ball is going.

4. Always keep your back parallel with the ground, and you then become very difficult to block.

5. Do not go to the ground, but if you do so, get back up quickly. A football player’s ability can be equated by the amount of time he spends on the ground.

6. In defeating the trap, first know who is going to trap you. Secondly, use your head to get an “anti-trap” position. As you turn to play the trap, keep your head on your side of the L.O.S. and you will never be trapped. If you get too much penetration, then spin back inside.

7. Never allow a blocker to get into your legs; for if he does, you will go down, and on pass, this is a cardinal sin.

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