Here are the 7-Steps you need to take to get your Footy Coach to notice you & help get you more playing time!
one. Train Harder in the Weight Room
While some are better than others, the truth is, no matter how great a footy training program is, in case you don't work hard, its all for nothing.
I am constantly asked which footy training workouts are best. Is there a magic answer? program that will solve all of your issues?
Guys like Jerry Rice, Walter Payton, Michael Irvin, LT, & Ray Lewis are infamous for their insane work ethics. They outwork their competition & the results speak for themselves.
That is something not plenty of guys are willing to accept. But, in most cases in case you need to become a better footy player & get your coach to think of you as a starter, you better be prepared to work harder than everyone else. I recognize plenty of players think they are so friggin lovely that they don't must work hard. Lovely luck with that.
"You will train harder than everyone else. When your classmates are sleeping, you train. When they are taking meals, you train. When they take breaks, you train"
There is a famous story from the martial arts world about a student who was far behind his classmates in skill. They asked his master what to do & the master replied:
&, as the story goes, this student finally surpassed all of them & became a legendary master of the arts.
Now, obviously, footy training is hard & you cannot burn out. So, you need to rest & recover as hard as you traing, but, the idea is the same. You must train harder than everyone else. If there is thing that I do know for a fact that coaches notice, it is hard work. If you are on the bubble of being a major player & you work harder than the other man, trust me, you'll get the shot. (That is how I did it)
two. Don't Miss Workouts/Practices/Or Be Late
Unless somebody died, do NOT miss workouts. Ever. Not in case you feel sick, or your girlfriend is bustin your chops, or because you "just don't feel like it today." - I heard a man one time tell a coach that...needless to say, the coach's head exploded.
If you are hurt, your coach will understand. He'll tell you to take time off. But, don't come up with a bunch of bullshit phantom injuries everytime you don't feel like training.
In case you miss workouts, you come off as lazy. That is true in the eyes of strength coaches, position coaches, & head coaches similar...and, your fellow players will notice. No wishes to go in to battle with a man when you are not positive you can count on him to show up.
Same goes for practice. Want to lose a beginning job or lose out on? Don't practice...even one time. Trust me, somebody will be there to steal it right away from you. because somebody is your backup doesn't mean you are better...ask Tom Brady & Drew Bledsoe....and, if you are the back up, POUNCE on any opportunity that you can get like this.
Never every be late to the weightroom, the practice field, meetings, film sessions. In fact, be five minutes early. If you are on time, you are late, as Tom Coughlin would say.