Great coaches make great plans. Great plans make great coaches. This may be the toughest question that I ask of you. It may require the most time thinking about it. It may also require that you ask yourself questions that you may not have the answers to.
Why? Who? How? What?
You may already have the answers.
If you do not have to answers, it is time. If you have the answers, it is time to share them.
Each day, coaches, teachers, parents, mentors and leaders face the masses. Those masses are looking for answers, direction, and leadership. If we stand before them under the assumption that we know what we are doing, that we know what we are going to ask them to do, we should already know.
Why are we there, standing in front of them?
Why were you chosen?
Who are you there for?
What is the goal?
How will we get there?
Where do we begin?
What are the boundaries?
Are there rules?
Are there different ways to get to the goal?
Is there existing proof of a right way?
Is there only one way?
What is daily success?
When is enough, enough?
What are the steps to success? How do we know?
On the path to success, the path to any goal, there must be a playbook, a plan, a purpose, and a way. Far too often, these things are not known, understood, or shared with the people who need them the most. The shortest distance between any two points is a straight line. Your commandments are your points. They are your straight line.
Do you know your points? Do you know your goal? Do your players, students, and children know?
If you do not, they can’t either. If you know, and they don’t, you can not achieve them.
Let the discussion begin. Let the goals be known, clearly.
I hope that you understand that these are your LovePrints. These things are what they will take with you once the games and tests are over. I hope that you are giving them something worth following. I hope that you are directing them forward and up.