Wednesday, October 26, 2011


I love and have always incorporated writing letters/notes to my teams.  I saw the benefits first hand from Dale Brown at LSU who constantly wrote letters to his team as a whole or to players individually. Now with email, text messaging, twitter, facebook and other social media we have a number of ways to communicate with our team.  I think good coaches will take advantage of as many of those as possible.

“Our edge has to come from outworking our opponents in every phase of the game and this certainly includes off-season conditioning. The program is in your hands…. If you are self-motivated and dedicated, you will go to work immediately. We are going to win in Philadelphia. It is just a matter of being persistent. Go to work. The job you save may be your own.”

From the first letter Dick Vermiel wrote to his first team in Philadelphia