Coach Mike Rowe has been the head football coach and offensive coordinator at ROCORI High School in Cold Springs, Minnesota since 2009. In 2011 the Spartans won their first ever 4A State Championship. During the 2014 season, the NFL recognized Coach Rowe as a leader in the field of Character Development requesting his participation in the making of an NFL Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Awareness Video. During Coach Rowe’s time at ROCORI, he has developed his “Team Building the Spartan Way” program. He is now making this powerful resource available to other Coaches.
You can see Coach Rowe’s portion of the NFL video where he walks his team through one of his weekly Character Lessons.
Team Building the Spartan Way, here is an overview:
"I had the opportunity to look at Mike's materials and they are elite. Whether you have been teaching classroom sessions to your team about character and leadership for decades or just starting to look for a system you and your program will benefit from Coach Rowe's materials."
Chuck Hartman, Head Coach Sibley East HS, Arlington MN
Two Time Minnesota River Conference Coach of the Year
2012 Section Coach of the Year
2012 Minnesota River Conference and Section Champions
"Coach Rowe’s Rocori Spartan ‘Win Off the Field’ character education plan is a great tool for any coach looking to further the lives of his/her players and enhance their experience of High School Athletics. I look forward to implementing the life lessons to our team with a wide array of topics; handling adversity, promoting accountability, false masculinity, and the importance of enjoying the process of an athletic season. Also, with ideas for teambuilding activities, and outlines for parents meetings and a Mom’s clinic, Coach Rowe’s character education curriculum is both practical and easily transferred to a variety of team situations."
Jared Essler, Head Coach St. Michael-Albertville, Albertville MN
State 5A Semifinals 2013 and 2014
Section Coach of the year 2013 and 2014
Mississippi 8 Coach of the year 2014
Wow... hard to believe, practices are already underway for the Fall 2014 season. Is your team ready? What have you done to prepare... or are you "winging it"?
In our second year we have over 50 online recorded clinics to help you, as well as a vast collection of drills to help you.
We are done with live online clinics for this season, but we have individual youth football coaching online clinics on the Recorded Clinics tab above or check out some of our online playbooks or bundles.
Last year we highlighted Hudl as a great tool for youth football coaches and teams. The one downside to Hudl for some though is the costs. In our blog section, Coach Rob provides an alternative... check it out!!
Our new season starts as soon as this one ends, so if you have ideas / suggestions on topics or clinics, please send your thoughts to Coach Rob.
By the way... based on feedback from some our coaching friends, we are expanding into basketball with our first online clinic in August!!
Over the last 10 years 7 on 7 passing tournaments have increased year over year. They give youth football coaches a great opportunity to start working with players on basics... stance, first steps, routes / coverage. This past week we received the following from Robert Stockwell (New Jersey):
"FYI, I didn't coach our teams this past weekend because it was graduation weekend at RU and I had to work. Gave my iPad to a coach who has never been to a 7on7 before and he did a fantastic just because of your system. He loved it. He told me that it was the easiest thing he has ever had to do. I told him give the kids a number that is associated with the routes and tell that kid he is that number until he is told otherwise. The kids already new the deal but he was very nervous he would mess something up. This weekend I will get the recorder so you can see us in action."
Coach Stockwell... thanks for the feedback and good luck this year!
As you're preparing for the upcoming fall season, we have some great clinics (recorded and live online):
Installing an Offense at the Youth Level (must have for youth coaches)
Organizing and Planning Practices at the Youth Level
Team Building through Regiments
Special Teams (Long Snapping, Punting, EP/FG)
Looking for a youth friendly offense that combines Power, Misdirection, and sound blocking schemes? Check out the COXBOX Power Pistol.