As we start a new year just a brief reflection on what matters in coaching. As coaches we do not coach sports, we coach people who participate in sports. The human element, seeing the athlete grow athletically and as people is what makes coaching so rewarding. Records, wins and championships pale into insignificance as time passes; it is the relationships that are remembered, the struggle not the triumph. Take a moment today and reflect on how you coach and teach. In the words of St Frances of Assisi:
“Start by doing what is necessary: then do what is possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.”
Have healthy and happy New Year.