You Are Their Coach, Not Their Friend

You are their Coach, Not their Friend

A message to coaches who coach teenagers:

As a leader, it our responsibility to know who we are coaching and understand the nature of our students/players. Teenagers especially, are looking for us to direct them, guide them and hold them responsible. As coaches, we always want the best from our players, but we can’t expect them to do things they are not capable of such as: play like a profession if they aren’t a professional, yet. 

It’s important to know what demographic we are coaching and coach them up honestly. Remember, as coaches we can have a child like heart but an adult mind. We don’t have to be liked by our players because we are their coach, NOT their friend.

Watch the video below to hear more about my thoughts on this!

Keep Getting After it!

You are Their Coach, Not Their Friend! by Ganon Baker Basketball Training and Development
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