I believe perspective and understanding from a variety of vantage points is what ultimately leads to sound decision-making, and who better to give an objective view of best practices in coaching than the sideline reporter? Episode 29 features Jon Kerr and Joe Aguilar, who both have 25+ years covering professional, collegiate, and high school sports.
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My main takeaways:
- Perspective/vantage point is vital to truly understand someone else
- There's more than just the "sport" - Coaches are dealing with athletes on a human level
- The HS athlete is the protagonist, so coaches, parents, fans, & sports writers, need to allow his/her story to be told (CLICK TO TWEET)
- It's ok for coaches to show humility and fragility in front of their players
- Beauty of sports: investing time into the larger whole, while committing to grow as classmates, teammates, & "brothers"
- Common thread of great coaches: balancing the importance and the need to win while understanding you're dealing with individuals and trying to elevate them to their best