Leadership. It's harder than it sounds.
As a young head coach, I definitely had an incorrect assumption my first year - that athletes would arrive to the team, know how to lead, and be the spark to bring the group together.
I quickly learned as a coach, I had to be the leader first. It was my role to get everyone on the same page and get everyone speaking the same language.
Team-building wouldn't just happen automatically - at least until a stronger culture of leadership was established on the team.Read More