Good read for all coaches. If you are miserable so are your athletes. Find a way to be happy and your kids will be happy too.



  1. Remember that you are working in a very important and responsible job: you are influencing the next generation. You are not just a coach. You are a teacher-coach. You are not just someone who teaches kids to flip. You are someone who affects children’s lives forever. Even if it is just a stepping-stone toward what your ultimate career will be, be proud of your career choice.  Love your work. It will make you happier.

  1. Spend time thinking about your coaching goals in terms of what you can control: your systems. You cannot control how many of your athletes qualify for state, regionals or nationals, make a TOPs team or even learn a back handspring. Instead what you can control are your actions and your systems. For instance, how you structure your workouts to be effective and efficient. Or how you better yourself through continuing education. Focus on these…

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