Q: What’s the difference between a sport coach, and an extra-large cheese pizza? A: The cheese pizza can feed a family of four. I sat in the parking lot, my forehead on the steering wheel. I was thinking to myself, “Good God, what have I done?” I had just graduated college. I had a degree […]
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Plain and simple—sometimes sport coaches can be hard to love. (Or even like.) Spouse, significant other, family, parent, friend, roommate—it doesn’t matter. Sometimes it’s a challenge. And I have heard this quite often about coaches: Sometimes I just don’t know who that person is. The job of coaching can take a coach through huge highs […]
[This is a significant update to an archived post] Here’s an intriguing question: how is a coach like a doctor, a teach, a plumber and an accountant? Easy… We are all in the help-people-improve profession: Doctors help-people-improve their health Teachers help-people-improve their intellects Plumbers help-people-improve their sanitation Accountants help-people-improve their finances It’s a special section of […]
(this is an update form an archived article) Coach Bill was one of my favorites. He had a way of engaging us so practices flew by and we felt super-ready for competitions. Our first year was a great year. He was a brilliant coach and part of that brilliance was he knew how to get […]
You’re at your desk. An athlete knocks. She comes in. “Coach,” she says, “I want to take it to the next level!” What Do You Tell Her? She is asking to get to a place different (a better one, hopefully) than where she is now. But does she know what that new place will feel, […]
Information is critical to help you decide if a recruit is a good fit for you, your team, your school. One way to get that info is to ask questions. Clear, thoughtful questions. Why ask recruiting questions You might be surprised what you learn. A coach I was working with was exasperated because a player […]