Listen to part of a lecture in a sports management class.
So, I want to end today with a topic that many of you have questions about when you’ve come to see me during my office hours.
A lot of you have told me you are specifically interested in careers as coaches.
Now, it doesn’t matter what sport you are interested in coaching, volleyball, basketball, swimming...
There are some considerations for all new coaches to think about as they plan their careers.
A recent study, a survey of high school head coaches, helped identify some obstacles,
some things that head coaches felt they were not prepared for as they began their careers.
They were surveyed to determine what things they would do differently if they were starting their careers over again.
Based on their responses, several themes emerged.
The largest number of responses was in the area of relationships, 79% of the coaches indicated that if they had to do it all over again,
they would do things differently in this area.
They said they’d deal differently with assistant coaches, parents, student athletes, school administration, and, and pay more attention to those relationships.