Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Advice For Coaches

  • Circle your wagons. Develop thick skin and limit what you allow into your sphere of influence. 
  • Never be held hostage. Don’t play a guy who will not do the things you preach and believe in as a coach. Sit down any player who has his own agenda and does not play with the team.
  • Find an older mentor., An older, former head coach who knows a lot of the issues and has experience and can prove to be an invaluable resource. 
  • Develop a relationship with your players. Players will play their hardest for a coach who develops the best player-coach relationships.
  • Talk, talk and talk some more with your players one on one. Get to know them better. Ask them about their life and make them feel comfortable.
  • Enjoy the journey. If you can’t go to practice every day and enjoy seeing your team and have fun coaching, then you should not be coaching. Enjoy your players even when you don't like them very much! 


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