Monday, December 8, 2008
Player coach relationship
When was the last time you sat down with your players to have a chat? Have you ever had 1 on 1 time with your players to determine their goals, their fears, their view of your program or are you one of those coaches that cant be told or doesnt want to accept feedback or thinks they are above the players. I do not believe that you have to be great mates with your playing staff in fact this can be detrimental but you must respect them and it is with this in mind that you should set aside interviews with players on a monthly basis to listen and build a relationship. To me this is imperative nd will help to make your programs better and your players better. I think one of the biggest problems with AD coaches is their ego be it with players or other AD coaches - leave the ego and lets learn off eachother and only then will we make advancements in the field - everyone wants to hide their secrets but what for this isnt rocket science. Respect your players and your peers!