[Podcast] Thank You Coach - Angus Reid

By Keith Grabowski | Posted 12/27/2018

Angus Reid Show Notes:

Today’s guest on the USA Football Coach and Coordinator podcast is Angus Reid. Reid is a former CFL offensive lineman whose 13-year career brought championships and multiple awards of accomplishment. Keith Grabowski brings Reid on to discuss his TED talk on why kids need high school football, and his book “Thank You Coach: Learning How to Live, by Being Taught How to Play”. In this podcast Reid highlights what the game of football does for young people, and the everlasting impact he received from his coach in the CFL which Keith believes should be a coach’s ultimate goal.

01:53 Reid’s TED Talk

Why We Need High School Football - Angus Reid TED Talk

08:35 Reid’s relationship with Dan Dorazio

11:39 Football is a people business

14:56 Are you impacting players beyond the game?

16:12 Coach Dorazio’s player to coach relationship

18:50 You must know people and treat them individually

22:05 Coaches must maximize what’s in front them

25:19 You’re not going to rise to the occasion, you’re going to sink to your training

28:28 Coach Dorazio’s use of humor

33:20 Excelling at the game with skill and technique

34:45 Practice: focus and frequency

36:15 If something matters you do it every single day

37:45 Make your standard crystal clear

41:25 How Dorazio looked at film

45:45 Dorazio’s personal letters

49:20 Trust

54:47 The “Thank you”

55:48 Keith’s thank you from a former player

57:35 Where to get “Thank You Coach”

58:38 National Conference

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