High school football is big. It is exciting. High school football is defined my huge moments that captivate the audience. Now, imagine if you could control those moments. With the High School football simulator called The Old Ball Coach, you can.
The Old Ball Coach is a High School football simulator available for your browser and mobile device. When playing TOBC, you can control every aspect of a High School football team. Ultimately, you are in charge of creating those BIG MOMENTS that High School football fans crave!
Picture this. You have put the finishing touches on your roster. Your game plan is perfected. You have fine tuned your team through grueling practices. You are now prepared to play your biggest rival. Now all you have to do is start the game. Once you start the game you find yourself struggling. Things aren’t going your way. You feel that you game planned for the wrong things. You’re in luck, HALFTIME.
Now you have to analyze the stats and the flow of the game. You talk to your players by yelling at your screen. Fast forward. The 4th quarter is here and you are losing by 5 with 45 seconds left. 3rd and 9. This could be your last play call.
You go with your bread and butter. But you realize that your rival stacks the box and you feel a major rush coming. You audible to a play you haven’t ran in weeks. BOOM! YOU SCORE! Go wild! You have just created an amazing High School football moment.
Those moment creations are what TOBC is all about. You are using our football management software to develop a simulation of what could actually happen on Friday Night. That feeling is why you will want to dedicate hours to preparing your team just right to enhance the probability of moments like that reoccurring. You will be willing to lose yourself in the game and craving for those moments. You will lose yourself in those moments. This will all happen while playing a High School football simulator created by two best friends who are chasing a dream.
Here at TheOldBallCoach we’re building the best football coaching games possible and we’ve decided to put that into a turn-based simulation. Therefore we have to think about the dynamics that drive the key outcome our game simulates, the outcome of individual football games. A huge dynamic that you will manage as a coach in our game is your team’s Culture. Our analysis of research from Florida State University on high school football dynasties finds that there are five ways that Culture drives a football program’s success.
Culture Drives Player Behavior
Culture influences player behavior. All behavior is a product of the actor and the environment. Culture is the part of the environment that the coach either has direct control over or manages to exert his influence on. When a coach builds a strong culture, it means they have developed an environment where players are more likely to choose the better behavior when given a choice. Player behavior is some of the fun in football coaching games so we’re including culture. Most coaches focus their culture-building efforts on two key types of behaviors.
Culture Drives Player Development
Many coaches focus on building cultures that promotes the maximum player development. These coaches create an environment where every player is encouraged to actualize their full potential. This helps the coach get the most out of his players’ natural gifts. Most football coaching games include player development but only TheOldBallCoach includes culture as a driver.
Culture Drives Academics
Many coaches foster cultures that encourage athletes to focus on academics. These programs work to set a standard of academic performance for the players. This helps to develop the players prepare for life and has the added benefit of stabilizing the roster by avoid academic suspensions. TheOldBallCoach is proud to be one of the only football coaching games to include academics in our game and culture will be important if you’re going to keep your star players on the field.
Culture Drives Fundraising
Some coaches are all about the Benjamins and they build a culture around fundraising. The coaches, players, and community are all taught to focus on the bottom line and run the program together like a sophisticated enterprise. Athletics in Texas represent a multi-million dollar industry and has to be in any high quality, realistic football coaching game.
Culture Drives Coach Development
The mark of coaches that change the sport is a culture that develops coaches. These programs tend to spread cultures and systems throughout the sport. This spread is joined by little evolutions that create coaching trees which we think are some of the coolest narratives in football. Our vision is to turn TheOldBallCoach into a football coaching game where those narratives arise in the gameplay.
Help Us Build The Game You Want to Play
TheOldBallCoach is a game that is still getting started and we’re looking for players to build our game around.
Until October 1st, we’re accepting our first members into our community. As one of the first coaches on our roster you will:
- Have a guaranteed spot in our full-game beta
- Be the first to test new features as they are developed
- Provide real-time feedback to our developers