V | Diary of a creator of his own destiny
Never ask a coach what you should do, ask him what he would do if he were in your place
Diary of a creator of his own destiny is my Skin in the game: being venerable to the consequences of my actions and what I say. I put on paper how do I face the day-to-day situations that my context provides me. Maybe it helps you or gives you some ideas to apply in your context. In the next link, you will find all editions:
The players, the kids, do not want to do specific, closed, analytical drills... or whatever you want to call it. They want to play. They want to make points. They want to play matches. A situation always repeats itself when I finish explaining the closed exercise: I am asked if, from a certain point, there is a “free point”, if we start counting points from the beginning or if we will play a match.
Every coach wants his class to be exciting, with motivated, radiant learners... and we get angry when the opposite happens. We wonder why, we get angry and we start demanding that they do what we want, what we had in mind. I wonder if, often, when this happens, we are the ones who cause it. It’s easy for us to make an encouraging class... it’s often us, the coaches, who get in the way, they lose interest... and we get angry.