This video has been making the rounds the last month. It’s an example of coaching at its best.
Coach Belisle is focused on coaching people not baseball. I was standing with a parent last night at a junior varsity soccer game and she was talking about how easy it is for adults to be critical of kid’s efforts from the sidelines. We talked about how it’s never just a soccer player who steps onto the field, it’s a person, a whole person who shows up with whatever they happen to be carrying that day physically, mentally, emotionally; how easy it is to lose sight of the person inside the player and the game. That’s why good coaching comes back to people and relationships. That’s what this post game speech is all about: the people and the relationships. I’m inspired by this kind of coaching. Hope you are too.