OK, be honest. How many times have you driven home after a tough game thinking, "That coach was unbelievable. No matter what happened, he was never satisfied. Doesn't he understand the game at all?"
Certainly officials get frustrated by coaches for good reason, and it's true that there are coaches who shouldn't be coaches. But even if we don't want to learn from coaches, should we at least try to understand their game views to help with in-game management? Here are some thoughts worth pondering.
Coach Tom Bass brings more than 30 years of coaching experience to USA Football. Along with answering youth coaching questions, he also receives emails from young players. You can email the coach at NFLAskTheCoach@aol.com.
Nathan sent the following question:
Each week Coach Bass brings his 30 years of NFL coaching experience to USA Football. Email Coach Bass your question.
Laurie sent the following question:
Our local JV team has approximately 48 players. As parents, should we expect to see every team member play in a game at some point in the season? Our coach seems to play the same guys each and every game and rarely puts in anyone new.