Worst to First Accountability & Expectationsby Rick Stewart
Took 0-24, 1-19, 0-27, and 5-32 schools to playoffs in year 2
One school had never won a playoff game in 110 years
Stewart took this blueprint to Pennslyvania and is 22-3 over two year span
Can you name your core values right now? More importantly, can everyone in your program?
What is your vision? What is your mission statement?
Can you tell me your coaching, offensive, defensive, S&C, and practice philosophies in 1 sentence?
What are the 5 STEPS to turning around a losing program?
What are the 5 PHASES in a season?
What are the 3 PILLARS of Accountability?
Stewart not only defines it but shows you how he instills in his program with year round lessons.
See his goal sheets. Hear about his player meetings in Dec, Jan, May, and Aug.
How he teaches his players the 6 WAYS TO BE ACCOUNTABLE.
Stewart walks you through his goal setting exercises that he uses with his team.
See both his PERFORMANCE PYRAMID and his COMPETITION PYRAMIDS
He shares his POLICIES, GOALS, EXPECTATIONS, and DISCIPLINE policies.
Coach Stewart has been a football coach for 27 years, 16 as a head coach, Stewart has been to 2 CIF Section Finals, and his 12-0 team lost the CIF championship on a hail mary pass in the rain.
He took FOUR losing programs to playoffs.
Coach Stewart has turned around FOUR different schools and led each team to the playoffs within his first two seasons at the helm. Since none of these schools had any scholarship players on their roster, Stewart’s system gave his players a chance to be successful versus superior talent.
• McFarland, a small, agricultural school of 600 students with no weight room, had lost 24 games in a row. Stewart served as offensive coordinator and they went 8-2 with only 3rd playoff berth in 75-yr school history
• Stewart left McFarland for 3 years and they went 3-26 during his absence. He returned as head coach to make the playoffs in Year 2. (the Disney movie, “McFarland”, starring Kevin Costner is the same town and school)
• Broke 0-27 losing streak at Corcoran, a school with 900 students, winning an undefeated league title in Year 2;
• Porterville, a large, rural school of 2,000 students, won 40 games in 5 years, including back-to-back section runner-ups at a that had won 8 games in the 5 years prior to his arrival.
• Pennsylvania. Stewart went to a different state to coach a team that had went 3-7, 2-8, and 4-6. Stewart's team went 9-1 and was #6 in entire state in total offense. The school had only won 9 games twice: 1982 and 2009