I have had the pleasure of players, parents and colleagues referring to me as ‘Coach’ for almost 30 years now. In that time, I have had both failure and success, lost championships and won championships. All in all, it has been an outstanding journey. One in which I would not trade in for the world.
People often ask, ‘Why did you start coaching?’ and because of this question I came up with the very simple fact that the number one thing I recognized early on, is that coaching is a very impactful pursuit, both on and off the ice.
As a young coach, I was busy making sure I was able to stay on top of the most recent trends and information on X’s and O’s and systems, in addition to padding my bookshelf with drill books and being a member of numerous drill clubs. However, what seemed to be insignificant at the time (we are talking mid-1990s, which is appearing to be a common thread in my evolution both as a coach, but more importantly as a person over this time), is the fact that when I picked up a book, or watched a movie, heck, even when I became a teacher, the premise of what I read, watched or said, was always centred on LEADERSHIP.
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