“A mistake becoming a habit is a mistake.” – Dan Gable
It is a mistake to miss the opportunity to develop leaders in the training environment. Strength and conditioning modalities provide a great platform to cultivate leadership attributes that can carry-over to the practice and competition settings. Unfortunately, sports leaders are often developed by default as far as who can lift the most weight in the training room. This is a mistake. Take the time to emphasize leadership and communicate its value to work ethic, morality, and positive outcomes (in sports and life). Who do your athletes look-up to? Who do they model themselves after? What leadership characteristics do these role models possess that can serve as a good example?