Developing the Young Guys in Camp

Developing the Young Guys in Camp

Loren Johnson and Jordan Hogan explain how they prioritize young players in their programs, motivate them in camp by building activities around them, and include the older players in the development.

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“We try our best to get everybody who is low on the depth chart… an opportunity to mesh, find out what’s going on, and play with their age group.”
– Loren Johnson

When camp starts, we immediately dive into getting our starters ready for the week one kickoff that is right around the corner. Certainly, that is the main objective. We want our team ready to win.

However, we are also playing the long game as coaches. Most of our guys fall into the developmental category, especially the youngest players in our program.

In this episode, Loren Johnson and Jordan Hogan discuss how they create both fun and opportunity for their young players and how their methods help the older players improve communication and mentor those younger players.

“It’s really important to have these guys conversing with one another.”
– Jordan Hogan

Coaches Appearing in This Episode:

>Loren Johnson (@Coach_LJ_) is the head coach of Highland Springs High School in Virginia. Coach Johnson has led Highland Springs to 110 wins and five state titles in the last nine seasons, including winning the 2022 state championship.
>Jordan Hogan (@CoachHoags) is the wide receivers coach at Colgate. Prior to Colgate, Coach Hogan served two years with the Arizona Cardinals in the Bill Bidwill Coaching Fellowship. He’s also made stops at Cornell, Stonehill College, and Buffalo State.

Additional Episodes Featuring Coach Hogan:

>Teachable Moments
>QB and WR Timing and Evolving as a Coach

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