Welcome to October!! The Great Divide of the Season. It is time to either survive or Thrive. It’s time for the Battle of the 3 F’s.
The big question is how will we go about the rest of the season, regardless of the record? For many teams the season is over and they will just coast the rest of the way and survive. Just go through the motions, show up at practice and games. Others are trying to bounce back and get in the hunt for a playoff birth. Season didn’t start as planned, below expectations. Other teams are rolling and things are going good. Maybe too good before a reality check shows up one week. So, now what do we do?
The Battle is on. It is gut check time and let’s see where you stand.
1. FAITH vs fear – Faith soars, keeps believing in yourself, your staff, players and program. It is unshakable. Keeps going no matter what. OR fear comes in and begins to shake us up, our job security, reputation, questioning ourselves.
2. FOCUS vs frustrated – Will we stay focused on the things we can control. To keep coaching, teaching, improving and developing the people in your program. OR are we so frustrated with the scoreboard, parents, mistakes, injuries, bad calls, outcomes and start taking it out on those around us.
3. FINISH vs fatigue – At this stage of the season it begins to weigh on you in many different ways. The time, energy, investment, circumstances, ups and downs, pressures all add up over time. To Finish we must endure. Endurance means, “to endure difficult situations to become stronger; the capacity to stick with the course, regardless of how you may feel.”
May your best coaching be NOW. Coach from your heart. Continue to maintain your integrity and be NOBLE to the end. Keep developing your people. Coach for the 20 years from now in mind.
Keep the FAITH. Have FOCUS on the things that really matter. And FINISH Strong!!!