You don't have time NOT to reflect

It's important to take time at the end of the season to reflect on what actually happened. Look at the BIG picture...in reverse.   

Take a step back from your team and consciously think about what went well, what didn't go well, and what can you do differently in the future.  This is an essential part of growth - for yourself as a coach and for your program.  

Why is reflection important?

If you don't take time to look back, you'll often end up making the same mistakes - year after year.  You'll miss patterns that came up during the season that you may recognize when you take the time and space to look back. Although it may be much easier to put the past behind you and keep charging forward - don't skip out on this important step!

Reflection allows you to learn and evolve. It helps you to gather information, get ideas, and keeps you committed to a process of growth and discovery.  Reflection gives you a greater level of awareness and insight into how you can improve.

Why is reflection so hard?

Reflecting back can be difficult because most coaches I know are very driven and often focused on the next steps...constantly raising the bar a little higher, looking forward, & moving ahead.

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