If you are like the many other coaches I consult with, I bet you started coaching to make a difference in the lives of your athletes and teach skills that will last a lifetime.
You wanted to influence, impact, and motivate each athlete to be a better version of themselves.
But, what happened?
You have too many voices in your program, causing you tremendous stress, eroding your self-confidence, and instead of coaching, you are taking care of problems all day long. The physical and emotional toll of those in the coaching profession is high and the overwhelming majority do not earn enough of an income to balance the personal investment. I have had many in-depth conversations with successful coaches that share the following issues with me:
- "I am totally lost when it comes to coaching and connecting to today's player."
- "I am exhausted from all of the outside influences that come with the job."
- "I feel like I am coaching for my job every day. So much so, I can't even focus enough to create a practice plan."
- "I have no idea how to handle parents. I try to communicate with them as best as I can, but it only makes it worse."
The most concerning comments I am hearing from coaches revolve around this...
"If I could go do something else outside of coaching right now, I would do it in a heartbeat."