“A good coach will make his players see what they can be rather than what they are.” -Ara Parasheghian
Did you have a great coach? Someone that believed in you and pushed you to do more then you thought possible? Great coaches inspire us to be better in every way. Great coaches can make a tremendous impact of the lives of those they teach. Coaches have a tremendous opportunity.
Good, Better, Best
There are lots of good coaches out there at all levels of sport and business. These are good people who generally want to lead others to success. Many of them however, especially those who work with children, have never thought about WHY they say and do what they say and do. They are just modeling what they have seen before. There is no problem here, it works. But…
There are better ways to say and do things. There are tools and strategies that great coaches use to get the most from those they work with. There are best practices in teaching that can accelerate improvement. There are methods of communication that can ensure parents, athletes, coaches, and staff are all working toward the same goal. And by using the best practices you can make it MORE FUN for everyone involved.
Take your organization to the next level by getting training for your coaches – not about x’s and o’s but about the very act of coaching that has the potential to impact lives forever. Character, sportsmanship, integrity – these are more then just words and they don’t happen by accident. Most coaches say and do things unknowingly that undermine the lessons they think they are teaching. It doesn’t have to be that way.