WHY COACHES ARE HARD?
SENT TO LACFC BY A PARENT MEMBER
By Jeff Janssen, Janssen Sports Leadership Center
Athletes often wonder, “Why is my coach being so hard on me?”
It’s because coaches realize they not only prepare their athletes to win competitions in the short-term but they also have the awesome privilege and responsibility to teach their athletes the skills necessary to compete and win in the Game of Life. THIS IS WHY… explains the “motivation behind the madness” for why coaches push their players so hard to become great athletes and, more importantly, successful people.
THIS IS WHY…
I COACH YOU
because I care about you.
I CHALLENGE YOU
because I believe in you.
I EXPECT YOUR COMMITMENT
because I know your family and job will.
I HOLD YOU ACCOUNTABLE
because life will hold you accountable.
I PUSH YOU OUT OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE
because it’s the only place where real growth occurs.
I WANT YOU DO IT RIGHT THE FIRST TIME
because life doesn’t always give second chances.
I ASK YOU TO SACRIFICE FOR THE TEAM
because true success means being a part of something far greater than yourself.
I IMPLORE YOU TO GIVE YOUR BEST
because I don’t want you to look back on this season, your career, or life with regrets.
I DEVELOP YOU TO LEAD
because your company, community, and country will eventually need you to.
I DISCIPLINE YOU
because I want you to learn there’s a right way and wrong way to do things and treat people.
I CHALLENGE YOU TO COMPETE
because you’ll fight some battles in your life where losing is just not an option.
I INSIST YOU PAY ATTENTION TO DETAIL
because you’ll soon realize that the little things are the BIG things.
I PUT YOU THROUGH ADVERSITY
because you’ll need the persistence to overcome far greater adversities in your life.
I MAKE YOU EARN A SPOT
because you’ll take more pride in and ownership of the things you work hard for and earn.
I INSIST YOU DO THE RIGHT THING
because I want you to look in the mirror and be proud of who you are and what you stand for.
I REQUIRE YOU TO REPRESENT YOURSELF WITH CLASS
because you’ll carry your reputation with you for the rest of your life.
I FORCE YOU TO FACE YOUR FEARS
because breaking through your fears gives you the confidence to take on any challenge life throws at you.
I DO EVERYTHING I DO
because I want you to become the absolute best version of yourself and develop into the responsible and respected adult your family, friends, coworkers, community, and the world all need you to be.
THIS IS WHY
© Jeff Janssen
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