On highways you typically find two types of intersections.
The most popular is a signal-controlled intersection (aka stoplight).
Less common are roundabouts (aka rotaries).
You’ll be doing yourself a favor if you know which type your recruit and athlete likes.
Intersections with stoplights are designed for control.
The signal tells the drivers what to do—the expectation is that when the light turns red—you stop. And when the light turns green—you go.
As simple as that.
Roundabouts work on a different set of expectations.
People will use their judgment to do the right thing—you wait your turn and when it is safe you merge into the flow using your decision making and social convention.
As simple as that, too.
Could this matter to your recruiting?
For example, what’s your coaching style like?
Are you a stoplight-type of coach. “Hey athletes! This is what we are going to do, and now go do it!”
Or, are you more like a roundabout coach? “We are trying to create this team, and athletes, I’d love your input and help.”
It’s not too farfetched that the type of intersection a recruit prefers might also be the type of coaching he/she likes best.