6 Reasons I Love Coaching Sports


I’m often amazed at how much I can write about coaching and never talk about a drill or an offensive scheme or a defensive strategy…there’s just so much to our wonderful profession.  To the point, there’s leadership and learning how to be great when greatness is required.  There’s also a place for coaches to practice what we preach and learn a little balance.  That’s just a bit of what the end of the A to Z series was all about.  Click away to read some of the alphabetical goodness!

The A to Z series: Letters U thru Z

It’s not often that I get to use the word “ubiquitous” and The 3 U’s Of Leadership was one of those times.  Leadership is a big topic and there are many thought leaders out there on the topic…this is one of my entries into the fray.

The Pyramid of Success and I are tight…we go way back.  The pyramid is designed to be a team’s road map to success.  While the peak isn’t competitive greatness (it’s success, silly), it’s certainly a strong measure of success.  I’d be hard-pressed to think of a team as successful if they weren’t also competitively great.  V Is For Victory: Cultivating Competitive Greatness talks about the three steps needed in order to be great when greatness is required.

As coaches, we’re all high achievers and think that we can do it all…but we can’t.  There are only so many hours in the day and only so many things that are truly high priority each day, we’ve just got to figure out what those are.  W Is For Work/Life Balance: How To Stay Sane In Season is a good reminder for all of us to remember that some stuff is going to get done while other stuff doesn’t…and that’s okay.

There’s a talent show on television that’s searching for the person with that “it” quality…something beyond just having ability.   That’s what the X Is For X-Factor: The Secret Of Success was all about.  We often know it when we see it, but what is the x-factor?  Read this post to find out!

I believe that sports are great for all kids.  The kids who are super athletic and love sports, as well as the artsy kids who think they’re not good at sports.  Why?  Because I believe in the lessons that sport teaches and they’re beyond just winning and losing…though that’s part of it.  Y Is For Youth Sports: 5 Reasons Kids Should Play Sports gives us five solid reasons why sports should be a part of every kid’s life.

As the title suggests, Z Is For Zenith: 8 Top Posts Of 2011 is about the articles that received the most love from the readers this year.  I won’t write a review of a review, you’ll just have to check it out to see for yourself!

That was the A to Z series, I hope you enjoyed reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it.  There’s so much to love about being a coach, I’m just happy I get to write about it here.