Before we have this discussion, lets address coaching and its mission. To teach? To win? To elevate? To sell?
In those missions, anger is not to be found. I can tell you that different levels of the games we play, and the games that we coach have different responsibilities and priorities, but none of them are anger based. What gets lost in the coaching GPS is end goal, end mission, and
It might be time to give student athletes academic credit for hours spent on the field. These student athletes are not given academic credit for time spent at workouts, at film study, in the playbook, on the field learning and impact on the campus and community deserves academic consideration.
Sports is an exceptional teacher. It can give life lessons, provide access to the world, and bring good people together to do good things. It can be the vehicle for love of the games, the people, and the planet. This video is two Washington-Lee Generals,
Imagine that. Someone needs exactly what you have to offer right now. They will cross paths with you, and they are ready for you to fill the void of the day. Or of the moment. Or of a lifetime.
It can be a smile that makes the bad experience go away. It can be the connection that reminds us all that we belong, we matter, or that someone cares. Your smile can be the perfect smile. It is the perfect smile.
As a player, as a coach there are certain inevitable things. Some are good, some are dreaded, and all of them have purpose. All of them belong. All of them send us forward with something stronger and better than what we had before it. There are often constants in sports, and conditioning is one of them. It is never pleasing, often painful, and always the truth. It is also where winners show up, acknowledge, and crown themselves. It is where the line is drawn.