“I’m just here for the kids!” said every Dad coach, ever.
If you’ve played sports, chances are that at some point you had a coach who was a parent. But there’s a big difference between coaches who are parents and parents who are coaches. In this episode of the No BS Marketing Show, you’ll learn about the differences between coaches who are dads and dads who are coaches. From preparation to practice to unique communication and understanding who it’s really about, coaches who are dads bring a different type of edge to the table.
Listen to learn that good coaching means having excellent communication and leadership. And that goes beyond sports.
[00:37] What is a Coach Who Is A Dad?
- Bill Belichick vs. Jim
[01:32] #1: Practice Preparation Energizes You
- Enjoy preparing for practice
- Plan explaining “The Why” so players are willing to do “The How”
- Communicate key messages
[02:30] #2: Loving the Actual Practice
- Team concept dependent on individuals’ strengths
- Practice is where you’ll make a difference
[03:31] #3: Unique Communication is the Goal
- Talk to each player about something unique to them
- Skillwise and personally
- Understand that you care
[05:24] Leading is Communicating With Every Target Audience
- Despite difficult and discomfort
- Parents, assistants, opponents, officials
- What do you need to communicate?
[07:15] #5: It Isn’t About You
- You and We, not I and Me
- It’s about the kids
- Make feedback specific and meaningful
[08:23] Leadership and Communication
- Personal and professional growth
- You won’t always be right
- Be open, be honest, be accurate in communicating
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