How to teach yourself how to be a coach

What to expect in NFL training camp: • An opportunity to watch a lot of quarterback drills with the rest of the team.

• A chance to watch some games of football in person with your coaches and teammates.• An opportunity for an early-morning practice in which the coaches and players can work out.

• An all-day workout.

The NFL is doing this for its upcoming season, and the goal is to teach the players the skills they need to be successful.

Here are a few tips for preparing for camp:• Do your homework on what the coaching staffs goals are during the preseason and off-season.

You want to know what they expect from you and what you need to do to help your team win.• Be prepared to answer questions during OTAs.

You’ll be on the field with the other coaches for three days a week, so the players should have ample opportunity to ask questions about their position.• Listen to the coaching philosophies during the regular season.

They will not be the same as what you’ll see in the preseason.

The coaches will be much more relaxed, and you’ll have a chance to work with the players on certain issues.• Play football and stay focused on the game.

You have to stay focused, even when you’re on the sideline.

If you’re not, you’ll get frustrated.

The coaches are looking forward to seeing you.

If the season is any indication, the team is going to be back at practice, and we’ll be able to share our first impressions of the rookies.