How much success have you passed up by not giving just 1% more? Success is not determined by the opinions of others. There is no ruler that measures success, nor will there ever be, or has there ever been. Success is not determined by how hard you think you have worked, how early you rise, […]
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The Hitch Route
Some call it a ‘hitch’ while others refer to it as a ‘stop’, but no matter what name you give it, it can be the most powerful route in your playbook if you understand how to run it or teach it.  When you understand the fundamentals of this route and how effective it can be, […]
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The past super bowl was one of the biggest blowouts in NFL history. It begs the question, “why did the Seahawks completely dominate the Broncos?” Every sports show and site has analyzed this game to death and the conclusion has been that the Seatle defense was unbeatable. Here’s the reality: Denver was simply out-coached. The […]
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Playing in adverse elements such as rain, snow, heat, and elevation is as much a proper mindset as actually dealing with the adversity of those conditions. If your mindset is not right from the beginning, it will be even more difficult to cope with the conditions. So don’t psych yourself out knowing that the elements […]
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Six Characteristics of a Great Coach
How to be an effective coach is a question that many coaches need to address when evaluating themselves. Young coaches typically learn their craft from other more experienced coaches. It is a system whereas what is learned has often been passed down from coaches over many, many years. However, how to be an effective coach […]
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Jared Pane Excels!
We would like to congratulate Jared Pane of Saugus High School in Valencia, CA for a fine freshman season!  Jared led his league in receiving this past season after working with Coach Van Tassel during the summer.  What’s even more exciting is that when the varsity team made the C.I.F. play-offs they pulled Jared up […]
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When I consider the list of offensive coaching greats in the sport of football there is one name that stands above the rest to me and that’s Bill Walsh. During my coaching career I have had the privilege of learning the nuances of the West Coast Offense out of a playbook that was pretty much […]
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My Football Mentor Mindset Coach Cheryl Hunter discusses resilience and how it relates to a person’s ability to truly succeed. Please visit Cheryl’s website for more great life coaching advice.
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Regardless of the level of football, the ultimate prize is to win a ring.  Whether a simple, metal alloy ring fitted with cubic zirconia or a solid gold ring fitted with diamonds they are designed to last the lifetime and beyond of those who win one.  They represent the ultimate achievement in sports, a championship. […]
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For those of you who follow My Football Mentor thoroughly might know that our DB Coach, Ken Stills Sr., has a son who is a pretty darn good football player. Kenny Stills Jr. recently participated in the NFL combine this past weekend and posted one of the top 40 yard dash times at 4.38 seconds. […]
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