As I sat down to figure out today’s post my son’s AAU team that I coach had just played in their first tournament earlier in the day. We lost all three games and quite frankly I was not at my best on the sideline. Even though I know better, I found myself getting frustrated by the play of our team in general and specifically the play of my son. I allowed those feelings to impact the way I coached. I was not as upbeat and positive as I normally am. The results of the games and my negative mood lingered for far too long even after our family had been home for several hours. As a any successful coach does, I began the process of reflecting on what had happened. Why did I react the way I did in the moment? How could I have reacted better to help our team? Why do I get more frustrated with my son than other players? Then I read this article. Wow, it hit me. I hope I never have this conversation with my son.
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