It is always interesting to see how people in leadership positions (like coaches) handle these type of situations… just one week in and many examples have surfaced… do you blame the players, or hold yourself accountable? I thought it was an appropriate time to re-run this post.
Like most good coaches, much of what I do was “borrowed” from other coaches – workouts, plays, drills, techniques, trigger terms, etc. The piece that I am sharing today IS an original philosophical document that I have used in my programs since the 1990’s
This document and philosophy really guides how I (we) speak to players, parents, and the media in regards to our program. Each “Chain” (as in “chain of command“) deals with a different set of circumstances, but both rely on the underlying principal that we (coaches) are adults and professionals and the players are really just kids.
The first “Chain” in the document is the “Chain of Accountability”, which guides our thinking after or during some adversity, such as a loss, poor practice or scrimmage. I believe that the first person that needs to take responsibility, to be accountable
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