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As a coach, you need to know where you're trying to take your athletes and it needs to be about more than just winning and losing.

Key Points:

  • Coaching is too important to just wing it. You need a mentor/guide who helps you to know what to do and where to go.
  • Ask yourself, “What kind of a coach are you?” What influence do you have on your athletes and what are you trying to instill in them as they one day leave your program and head out into the world.
  • As a coach, you need to know your summit. You need to identify what the real win is for you as a coach and the kind of program you’re trying to build. Then you need to put measures in place to get you to that place.

Quote This:

Hebrews 10:23-25 Let us hold tightly without wavering to the hope we affirm, for God can be trusted to keep his promise.  Let us think of ways to motivate one another to acts of love and good works. And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near.

See Also: Athletes, Coaches

Talk About It
  1. What is your initial reaction to this topic? What jumped out at you?
  2. Who was the best coach you ever had? Explain. Who was the worst coach you ever had? Explain.
  3. What do you think motivates most coaches today? How does that affect the way they interact with their athletes?
  4. Why is it helpful to think about the kind of coach you want to be and the type of program you want to build? What is likely to happen if you don’t have a direction?
  5. Read Hebrews 10:23-25. What are some of the character traits you would like to see in your athletes? How can you go about instilling those traits in your athletes?
  6. Write a personal action step based on this conversation.