[PODCAST] Coach and Coordinator: Lessons from 2017, Jake Gilbert (1/17/18)

By Nick Caputo | Posted 1/17/2018

Today’s guest on this “Lessons from 2017” edition of the USA Football Coach and Coordinator podcast is Jake Gilbert, the head football coach at Westfield (Indiana) High School. The Shamrocks won the 2016 Class 5A state championship. Gilbert will be speaking at the 2018 USA Football National Conference at Pro Bowl, Jan. 26-28 in Orlando, Florida. On today’s podcast, Gilbert talks about building a system for leadership and his National Conference topic, Pressuring the Quarterback.

Show Notes

  • 0:45     Coach Gilbert talks about mental toughness
  • 2:15      Keeping players prepared for unexpected situations
  • 3:35     How to keep players in a positive mindset
  • 4:50     Importance of communication
  • 6:05     Tips on communicating team culture to players
  • 7:40     Focusing on what to take away from a game other than wins or losses
  • 10:15   Creating a good system for building leaders
  • 12:30   Constructing a culture
  • 14:15   Coach Gilbert gives a preview of his National Conference presentation

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