Teams go on powerful journeys over the course of a season. You might even think of it as an expedition.
The experiences you’ll have together will be unique - to you and your team. Only your team will truly understand the direction you're heading, the challenges you'll face, and all of the many victories you'll share along the way.
As a coach, you’ll get to know the strengths and weaknesses of your athletes - as they get to know yours. If you’re doing your job of getting them out of their comfort zones, then you’ll see your athletes at their best and at their worst. They’ll also get to see your highs and lows. This is a vulnerable position to be in as a coach!
For you to be ready for all of the learning that’s going to happen this year, it’s important to be prepared. Just like going on a backpacking trip, there are certain things you'll need to have in your pack!
(And what I know about coaches is this: if you don't have it together before the season starts, you won't have time to bring it at all.)
Equip yourself with these five key essentials to help you survive and thrive this year as a coach.
Food & Water (Fuel yourself first)
Humans can't survive for long without food and water. And while I know this concept for you may not be as dramatic as all the survival shows out there...there's a little bit of truth to what you see on reality TV. That's why we watch those shows. We LOVE to watch people at their worst and the drama of the breaking point. Don't be those people this season!!!!Read More