Presuming that you are a gridiron fan, do you know the strategic process that some football coaches have used to designed their football game strategies?
Click here for an interesting read from this past Friday's Wall Street Journal on this unique topic.
What fascinates most readers is the extensiveness of planning and preparation that arises from this high level of competition. In some cases, the possible consequences that arise from a potential team loss quietly hover on the mind of the coaches and the players. The solution to that dilemma is that they must believed that their scheme is built correctly and that they are capable to execute it. The
The Compass View on Gameplanning
The objective of any "tangible" gameplan is to "subjugate" the competition by whatever legal means necessary.
Following is our abridged listing of the basic objectives that should be in all competitive gameplans:
- Capitalizing on the competitor's weaknesses while avoiding their strengths;
- Focusing on utilizing one's strengths while concealing one's own weaknesses;
- Initiating our momentum from the inception of the game (i.e., scoring first or creating a defensive turnover) while diminishing their momentum and
- Shaping the mindset of the competition before they "shape" us.
- Gameplanning a situation;
- Assessing the competition;
- Scripting an field plan;
- Preparing the team properly and
- Completing the objective regardless of the inertia and the entropy.
Understanding how the competition would respond to certain events as a team is the key to good assessing. We will touch more on this topic in a future post or in our future book.
After properly assessing the competition, successful strategists started the process of scripting their starting plays. ... Do you script your tactical moves?
Some of us are currently working on a book on how to shape the competition through a "starter script (Bill Walsh's 25 Plays Script).". ... We believed that we will finish it sometime next year (depending on our priorities).
Beside the introduction of the initial objectives of the script, we will cover the art of shaping the competition and the basics of organizing the starter script. .. An associate who formerly worked with Coach Walsh, thought that the specifics behind our research were "on target."
We wanted our first book to be interesting. Concurrently, we postponed our Sunzi's Strategic Assessment book project because of other priorities and the current mis-conceptualization of Sunzi essay by an assortment of amateur strategists.
Click here on some of the irregular and slightly underhanded tactics recommended by the late and great Red Auerbach.
Comments From The Compass Desk
The extreme competitive strategists believed that 90% of the "competition" game is succeeding by whatever means necessary. The other 10% is performing those means under "the radar."
Regardless how the competition is shaped, the essence of their true character will occasionally appear.
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