It is all Relative

Today’s post picks up/ piggybacks on my post “Good Job!”

Rose Bowl FootballI often get asked, “What is the biggest difference in coaching middle school athletes compared to college athletes?

Actually, there are more similarities than there are differences.  Just as my son (a 23 year old adult) responded with excitement to the words “You are doing a good job” (see post “Good Job!“), college athletes are just kids in bigger bodies

  • They are human beings…
  • They respond to the exact same type of motivation and praise that middle school athletes do…
  • They like to hear affirmation that they are doing a good job…
  • They actually need and want parameters and discipline…
  • They want to hear and meet your expectations…
  • They get excited to tears at a big win… and disappointed to tears at a tough loss…
  • They treat respect with respect…
  • They love playing the game… and it is still a game…
  • They laugh at funny jokes…
  • They worry about their grades…
  • They are concerned about their future…
  • They are proud of their accomplishments…
  • They like to hear their name…
  • They like to see their name in print…
  • They want to see their relatives in the stands…
  • They like seeing their picture in the paper…
  • They are resilient…
  • The rules are the same…
  • The fundamentals are the same…
  • Same equipment…
  • Same field…

It is all relative.

  • Football is Football
  • Kids are Kids
  • Coaching is Coaching 

You Can Do More… your brain is lying to you…. Don’t Believe It!

Jeff Floyd – youcandomore1@yahoo.com

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