But if coaches spend too much of their time on game strategy,
well, you see, maybe that’s secondary too, to the knowledge and skills, you’ll need for the other roles you’ll undertake as a coach,
especially, as that survey emphasized, skills in dealing with people, and, and administration.
But, how do you...how do you improve in those areas, I mean, I’m gonna be an assistant coach at a high school beginning next month, and...
Really? Nice going, Kenny!
Yes, that’s wonderful!
Thanks. I’m excited.
So, congratulations! OK, well, to get better organized, one thing is
take courses in business management and not just the sports management courses in the Physical Education Department, other business and finance courses.
Oh, oh, but wait a minute. You said you are starting next month? What sport will you be coaching?
Uh, gymnastics, mainly.
Okay, in my career, I’ve learned, well, as part of building and maintaining strong relationships and working on administrative skills,
you’ve got to consider the other needs of your team beyond the sport itself.
Remember, the team members are athletes and students,
and remember that if you are enthusiastic about what you are doing, well, enthusiasm is...is catching, right?