Over the weekend I was putting together some work when I realised that it is all very well and good, me sitting here and telling you to put in place these systems and telling everyone you are doing the right thing, be a cerebral coach, try new things, try different things, blah blah, (sitting on top of my high horse) without first stating that for any change to happen we need to be brave.
Brave to put in place a multi-sport environment our athletes, be brave to say no to committees and boards who want competition and success immediately, be brave to speak and do things that have not been done before. Do not accept, “we tried that before and it didn’t work” or “we didn’t do that in my day”! GIVE ME A BREAK!
Things mightn’t have worked because the previous coaches aren’t as good as you! Maybe the circumstances are different? We hear so much about different generations and how different they are to each other, maybe this will work with them? Things are not the same as they were 10/20/30 years ago.
Obviously this is easy to say and will not necessarily be productive in the real world (however many people try!) the way we negotiate and develop the systems is not going to be with a blunt instrument, I know this and I hope you understand what I am trying to get across here.
I want to say so much here, but I am not going to simply rant on over and over about theoretical coaching scenarios and the like. Lets just go out there and make a difference but please bare the notion of being BRAVE in mind whenever reading any future stuff I may write about.