Monday, June 18, 2012Posted by Mike - 17/06/12 at 10:06 pm
Beast of the East WOD – 7pm
Max Effort: Power Clean
Five rounds for time of:
7 Snatch-grip Deadlifts, 185/135 pounds
9 Russian KB Swings, 1.5 pood/1 pood
11 BurpeesA good coach is a role model first – and he plays by the rules
DAVE BOLING; The News Tribune (Seattle)
Because we could use some reminders:
Good coaches show the path, not the shortcuts.
A good coach is someone his players can respect. Every day.
A good coach may make excuses for players, but players should never have to make them for the coach.
A good coach convinces you that you can do something you never believed you could, and then teaches you how.
A good coach may lie to you … for your own good. (Honesty is overrated when facing overwhelming opposition or when counseling an athlete with more desire than talent).
A good coach may yell at you … mostly to get your attention.
A good coach may curse … but he’s usually creative about it.
Good coaches may put up corny sayings in the locker room because, well, tradition mandates.
A good coach says he has an open-door policy, and then actually keeps his door open when he’s inside.
A good coach accepts blame. Sometimes he invites it intentionally.
A good coach knows that sometimes you have to treat the pros like preps and the preps like pros.
A good coach, we’ve been reminded, makes it the “big time” wherever he is.
A good coach understands that every athlete has different thresholds for criticism, embarrassment and pain.
A good coach never says, “I didn’t know that rule.” Even if he didn’t know the rule.
And a good coach certainly knows that “I was so drunk I don’t know what happened” isn’t a workable excuse, even if he was too drunk to know what happened.
Good coaches may gamble on fourth-and-1, but not on the NCAA tournament.
If a good coach makes more money than the governor of his state, he should consider that ample compensation for containing his urges as they may pertain to strippers, frat parties and friendly wagers.
A good coach doesn’t have to understand the difference between “sanction” and “censure.” Or between bylaw and buyout.
A good coach signs his contract and then follows its letter.
A good coach understands the value of second chances and the danger of thirds.
Coaches who are truly committed to their programs never see their names arise when vacancies open elsewhere. People just know they’re not leaving and don’t bother.
Coaches who are lying about their commitment to the program are always mentioned in job hunts, regardless how much they proclaim their loyalty.
Good football coaches always know these: What down it is, who can play banged up, and whether he needs to go for one point or two after a score.
And for heaven’s sake, he knows how many men are on the field.
Good basketball coaches always know these: Who has the hot hand, which opponent is the weakest free-throw shooter, and which refs have the worst hearing.
And for heaven’s sake, he knows how many timeouts he has.
A good coach is accountable, because he knows it’s one of the most important traits he must teach his athletes.
A good coach doesn’t have to worry if his cell-phone conversations are overheard.
A good coach has golfing buddies who serve as diversions … not alibis or accomplices.
Good coaches haven’t forgotten what it is like to be exhausted, frustrated and in pain. Or that players hate to lose just as the coaches do.
Good coaches remember that college players have to go to school. And that school can be difficult.
A good coach understands that putting on the uniform is as important to the third-team player as it is for the All-American. Sometimes more so.
Good coaches spend more time serving as character builders than character witnesses.
Good coaches have designated drivers. Some even hire teetotaling graduate assistants for just that reason.
A good coach never has to see his wife cry in front of cameras at a press conference.
Good coaches don’t need to have offseason press conferences.
Good coaches are human and make mistakes. But not ones that appear in the headlines on a monthly basis.
Good coaches are too busy with their jobs to notice which campus in the conference has the most attractive coeds.
Good coaches don’t have to ask for a second chance.
Good coaches may earn law degrees. But they don’t need to use them for mounting their own defense.
Good coaches teach you how to win.
Not how to cheat.