Why Do You Coach?
Are you coaching for you and your ego…
Or are you coaching to help young players max out their potential?
When your team loses do you take it personally or do you blame the players?
Are you a teacher and motivator or a dictator?
Players want positive attention and caring from their coaches.
They really don’t care how it was when you played.
This generation of players don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care about them.
Great coaches are great leaders that make the confident adjustments.
Jim Leyland and Tony LaRussa are both old school coaches that made the adjustments they needed to lead this generation of players.
I believe both coaches would tell you that coaching today is a lot different from what it was 25 years ago.
Once you commit to your players maximum potential and leave your ego out of it, you will make an impact on your team.
Once High School Coaches look at coaching as an opportunity, not a just a job, then they will have the opportunity to make the biggest impact on every player they coach.
The players know who the best players are and who should be playing. Most players would rather fill a role and win with their team than start every game and lose.
Parents will always be selfish, it’s their job. But the players know who the best players are and they know if you are playing the best players or catering to the parents.
I will always pick the players. Win or Lose. Coaches Coach and Players Play. Parents should the best fans.
But if you don’t know how to coach and communicate then you will never look at coaching as an opportunity it will just be another job.
Please if that’s you, find a mentor and work on your coaching and communication skills.
You can do it.
Everyone of us needs help and the best coaches all have mentors or trusted friend they can count on to tell them the truth.
You are not alone and it’s never too late.
Are you a leader or dictator?
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