I get at least an email a week, many more than that once we get to the summer, asking for a sample of my Game Day Play Sheet; therefore, I thought I would put it up here.
By: Chris Fore
Play Sheets, Play Call Sheets, Game Day Card, whatever you call them are so personal. You have GOT to find what works for you. When I first became a Head Coach, I just kept using what my mentor had passed down to me. It took one game for me to say “This doesn’t work for me.” And then it took about 3 years for me to REALLY like what I was using. I went through a few different formats those first three years. I probably used 6-7 different kinds.
There are many, many, many ways to format these Game Day Play Sheets. This is just one sample. Again, find out what works for YOU!
I use four 8.5 x 11 sheets. They go back to back so that I end up laminating two sheets back to back twice. Is that confusing to you?! It is to me now that I read it! Hopefully you will get the idea when you see the pictures below. I love putting these things together because it means that it is GAMEDAY!
I put one together for my final walk thru practice on Thursday, but usually end up writing on it a bunch, sometimes making last minute personnel changes, etc. So, I always make these for my coaching staff on Friday mornings, usually about 9 am. I make them myself. Tried to pass it off to a student intern football player once, he jacked it up. Tried having a secretary do them once, she jacked it up. Like many of you, I’m just one of those guys that has GOT to have some things PERFECT! My play card is one of them.
This article will feature the FRONT SIDE of my Play Sheet Card.
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