Wisdom from Coach John Wooden

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Wisdom from Coach John Wooden: “A coach is someone who can give correction without creating resentment.”


Questions to ask ourselves:

  • When I correct a mistake in a player do I concentrate on the mistake or the skill I am trying to teach or am I more about "getting after the player?"

  • When I "get after a player" do I always follow that up with some praise and positive reinforcement?

  • Do players leave practice angry with me?

  • Is it always the player's fault or am I humble enough to consider whether or not I am teaching the skill properly?

  • Are the players not listening or am I not communicating well enough?


Let's keep improving as coaches and as communicators.

Virtue = Strength, Lou Judd

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