Establishing Athlete Behavior Standards

The start of a new season is an exciting time for coaches and athletes alike. However, this initial burst of enthusiasm and commitment inevitably will soon be tested as athletes cope with training and competition demands while also trying to balance other life responsibilities. Over a long season, even the most disciplined competitor will be tempted to stray off course and sometimes make poor decisions or behave inappropriately.

Keys to Creating a Winning Environment

The coaches who are most effective at developing athletes and building winning programs are environmental engineers; they construct their programs around a few common guiding principles: Core Values, Personal Mastery, and Disciplined Focus.