Updated: Feb 26
A phrase that I can not stand: "Get them better." I hear it all the time and it drives me nuts. I do not feel like it is our job as coaches to "get" players better. I do not feel like it is our job as coaches to "make" players better, though I much prefer the wording of the latter. I feel like it is our job as coaches to provide wisdom, insight, and information that will help players better understand the steps that they need to take to improve. The getting better part is on the player. The willingness to take instruction, the humility to realize that they need to do something(s) differently, and the discipline required to stick to the plan (do what needs to be done, when it needs to be done) are all vital pieces of the improvement puzzle. My job is to constantly seek better information so that I can grow. In doing so, I will be able to provide my people with better opportunities and a better understanding of the subject matter. I want to be able to hand them a master key. It's up to them to unlock the door and walk through it. It is my job to impact, encourage, and, most importantly, inspire.