Athletic competitions, when you get right down to it, consist of a series of problems or puzzles. The coach’s job is to be sure the athlete has enough tools to solve every problem and to teach the player how and when to use them. [Read more…]
Do you want to really get your team’s attention? Start a pre-game speech with “I made a mistake.”
Players don’t hear those words very often from their coach. When they do, it’s usually followed by “I thought you were better than you are.” What’s wrong with telling your players you were wrong, you made a mistake, screwed things up, and in the end, let them down? [Read more…]
Old sayings have merit. If they didn’t, people would have stopped repeating them long before they became old sayings.
And the adage that every youth sports coach wants to coach a team full of orphans is certainly grounded in some truth.