If the thought of calling a college coach freaks you out. Here is a full article from the NCSA, but we’ve condensed the key tips below. At some point you will need to call a college coach… you may as well be prepared. Fortunately, they all aren’t as intimidating as the guy pictured here!
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We’ve known Coach David Dickson for many years and he recently mentioned the book InSideOut Coaching & the idea of transformational coaching. Youth basketball is struggling in many ways & at times we lose sight of “the why” of sports. So we asked Coach Dickson:
When in your career did you discover transformational coaching?
And why do you think it resonated with you?
We all tend to think we are experiencing a tougher road in life than others. Whether it is a sibling that seems to have had an easier upbringing, other coaches that always get the calls or another kid that is getting all the game time. We all feel like we are running into a headwind and the deck is stacked against our success sometimes. As coaches and parents it is critical for us not to feed this resentment within our aspiring athletes.
Good coaches find ways to encourage gratitude within the team.
Gratitude is good for us and research has shown that those people that notice the tailwind in their life are more satisfied, sleep better and see the doctor less. Maybe thanking mom after the big game isn’t a cliche but an important step that recognizes the gift that even playing the game is, no matter the role.
So rather than seeing the obstacles and complaining about the referees, the other team, or a lack of playing time encourage your athlete to notice the tailwind in their life. It might just add to their enjoyment of the process and the success of your team.
High school students communicating with college coaches with hopes of being recruited can easily make simple mistakes … and usually without even noticing. It is a great character development moment for students.