You want team members to enjoy participating.
Right, but what about setting rules for your team, and, is it better to be strict or not so strict?
Actually, I don’t believe in having a lot of rules, and coaches often do have too many.
I think that can get in the way of leadership and box you in, I think people sometimes set rules just to make things easier for themselves.
That way maybe later they just can refer to the rule and avoid making a choice.
You know that kind of person I’m talking about, right?
But that’s not to say the team shouldn’t have any rules at all.
Of course they need some, so early in a season, or when you first take a new job,
establish a few basic ground rules for what is acceptable and non-acceptable behavior.
So, what are some good ones?
Well, a...a couple rules a coach should have are: insist that players be on time,
and insist that they practice hard, and give their best effort, and when you do establish a rule, stick to it.