Wisconsin football coaches teach players how to hold baby, tie a tie
POSTED: Thursday, February 27, 2014 - 11:36am
UPDATED: Thursday, February 27, 2014 - 11:37am
PLATEVILLE, WI (NBC) — The head football coach at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville has implemented a "Real Life Wednesday" program.
The program is aimed to prepare his players for their post-playing careers.
The classes teach the student-players everything from how to prepare a resume to holding a baby and even how to tie a tie.
"It's about teamwork about attitude. Those things are taught on the field, and I think off the field is when we start teaching how to develop a professional resume, how to dress," said head football coach Mike Emendorfer.
The coaches work on professionalism and life skills.
From resumes, to email and thank you etiquette, even holding a baby.
But today's lesson how to tie a tie.
"People may think on a Wednesday morning you might see the football team in the weight room and they're inside right now learning how to wear a suit, how to tie a tie," Emendorfer said.
"It's helping you become not only become a better football player but a better person," said player Jacob Zilber.