“…when will it be enough for you? Nothing will ever be enough if yound your value in the performance of your team and the scoreboard at the end of the game. Don’t make the mistake so many coaches make today: sacrificing their principles and character to climb the ladder . . . to win it all. They all eventually realize they were climbing the wrong ladder and were being used by their sport instead of using their sport make a positive impact on the world.”


Reflection Question – What are the problems, challenges, and issues you face as a leader?

One of the toughest challenges I have as a leader is staying consistent to form.

Being consistent in response to any situation. Being consistent in body language. Being consistent accessibility.

I find consistent behavior a significant indication of authenticity as a leader. My intentions are to demonstrate unwavering support and constant accessibility to my student-athletes available to guide them at any time. I accept that sometimes my decisions do not always give the impression that their welfare is my number one priority, however, I stand firm with the responsibility to instill consequence through discipline fostering life lessons.

An issue that myself and coaching friends continue to discuss is the best approach toward establishing captains. What is the best way to develop prospective leaders within your program? Sustainable success is dependent upon locker-room leadership promoting program standards and creating a culture of positive peer pressure. Here were our program standards.

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