(I am not excluding parents, mentors, leaders, teachers, or simply good humans.)
I talk about the good that coaches do so that they are reminded that what they do, matters. The important reason why you coach, matters. (Love) The important skills you share, matter.. The love that you give, matters. I talk about letters received, I talk about the texts answered. tI talk about the emails delivered,. I talk about all of the phone calls made. I share the great stories so that coaches don't forget that they are important to the players, families, and communities in which they coach. I share the successes because the falls and bruises can be loud and painful, so the successes have to be louder and more healing. I praise the choices made to add love to the lives of the people we lead. I celebrate the wins, give value to the lessons, and cheer your ability to show up, show out, and elevate.
If no one has said it today, let it be said now.
Well done, coach.
Here's to all of the success stories. Here's to all of your lessons taught. Here's to every time you clock in. Here's to making the lives of those in your charge greater. Here's to you. Here's to them. Here's to us.