As we were watching the wrestling match on Tuesday night, I couldn't help but notice the coach. I always said, "Being an instructional coach is just like being a coach of sports." This was very evident at this meet. I would watch the coach and think: "That is just what I do as a coach. Or at least I hope I do!" Here are a few things I learned.
|Coach is seated second from left.|
"Make sure that team members know they are working with you, not for you." John Wooden
|Coach is leaning over to player|
"The Coach does not play in the game, but the Coach helps the players identify areas to improve their game." Byron & Catherine Pulsifer, from What Does a Coach Do?
|Immediately after player's competition|
"A good coach will make his players see what they can be rather than what they are." Ara Parasheghian
"The test of a good coach is that when they leave, others will carry on successfully." Author Unknown
No matter if you are a coach or the one being coached, it is the attitude you have that makes it successful. One last quote:
"Coaching is a profession of love, You can't coach people unless you love them." Eddie Robinson
|Ty, our grandson, competing|