I passed her in the hall. She was crying. I asked her what was going on. Was she okay? She responded, “I don’t know what I’m doing. Coaching is pure craziness.”
Later, when we talked, she spilled her frustrations on the table. “I’m a smart person. There’s just so much stuff about coaching I don’t know.”
I’ve come to learn that a LOT of us coaches are struggling with getting better. Coaching sports mean learning as you go. Few colleges offer a coaching degree, and coaching education exists in a vacuum. Most new college coaches come to coaching armed with background as an athlete in the sport, not as a coach. Some coaches don’t even have the athlete background.
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