You would think that the answer to this question is an obvious, “NO!”
But, is it?
I think coaches would say their number one priority in coaching is developing their players to be their best selves through teaching them skills for the game they play and in life. This is, all in all, a truly admirable and logical goal for coaching at any level.
However, I think we might be going about doing this the wrong way! So we have to ask ourselves, what is the “ONE Thing” (check out the book “The ONE Thing” by Gary Keller and Jay Papasan) that we can do as coaches to develop our players in the most efficient way possible?
What if we flipped the paradigm we have always used on its head and focused more on ourselves and “the other TEAM;” our coaches and staff.
A truly overlooked part of any program is the development of the coach as a person and the development of their staff. What can have more of an impact on our young people than seeing their coaching staff be committed to one another, holding each other accountable, and living according their highest values together!?
This Sunday I will be discussing how you can make your “ONE Thing” in your program be you and your staff and how that will make developing your players that much easier and more fruitful!
Here is the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6gOgY-0meEA