GUEST POST from Mike Shipulski
Good coaches listen to you. They don’t judge, they just listen.
Good coaches continually study the game. They do it in private, but they study.
Good coaches tell you that you can do better, and that, too, they do in private.
Good coaches pick you up off the floor. They know that getting knocked over is part of the game.
Good coaches never scream at you, but they will cry with you.
Good coaches never stop being your coach. Never.
Good coaches learn from you, and the best ones tell you when that happens.
Good coaches don’t compromise. Ever.
Good coaches have played the game and have made mistakes. That’s why they’re good coaches.
Good coaches do what’s in your best interest, not theirs.
Good coaches are sometimes wrong, and the best ones tell you when that happens.
Good coaches don’t care what other people think of them, but they care deeply about you.
Good coaches are prepared to be misunderstood, though it’s not their preference.
Good coaches let you bump your head or smash your knee, but, otherwise, they keep you safe.
Good coaches earn your trust.
Good coaches always believe you and perfectly comfortable disagreeing with you at the same time.
Good coaches know it’s always your choice, and they know that’s how deep learning happens.
Good coaches stick with you, unless you don’t do your part.
Good coaches don’t want credit. They want you to grow.
Good coaches don’t have a script. They create a custom training plan based on your needs.
Good coaches simplify things when it’s time, unless it’s time to make things complicated.
Good coaches aren’t always positive, but they are always truthful.
Good coaches are generous with their time.
Good coaches make a difference.
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