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Offline CoachDP

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Re: Video game quitter syndrome
« Reply #30 on: October 17, 2018, 03:09:28 PM »
Well Dave, you're a smart coach.  You know how to do this and you have a legacy of success.  No one coaches for better reasons than you do, and while there are few coaches that I'd trust my own kids to be coached by, you would be on that very short list.  That all being said, your team has a different set of problems than my team has. I'm just hoping to get it all figured out before it bites us in the rear.  Every year, it's new problems needing new answers.  I already have answers for all of the old problems.  lol ;)


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Offline lobwedge

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Re: Video game quitter syndrome
« Reply #31 on: November 13, 2018, 10:55:07 AM »

Offline MHcoach

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Re: Video game quitter syndrome
« Reply #32 on: November 13, 2018, 11:43:09 AM »
“The children now love luxury; they have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show disrespect for elders and love chatter in place of exercise. Children are now tyrants, not the servants of their households. They no longer rise when elders enter the room. They contradict their parents, chatter before company, gobble up dainties at the table, cross their legs, and tyrannize their teachers.”

This is a quote from Socrates, he made it in 412 BC. I think every generation thinks the ones behind it lack the intestinal fortitude to be successful. Blaming video games or opposing political views seems like an easy out. Teams will do what they are coached to do.

Often we have some type of competitive drill or challenge in practice. It'a all about preparing each team to confront challenges & fight to the end. We constantly remind the team they have to play hard for 48 minutes. At youth level it's even more important. Being a winning team is purely a learned behavior. There are many coaches here that take on programs that haven't won & have no idea how to win. Often the results are truly amazing. It seems in the beginning like an impossible task, but slowly the team learns how to win & not quit.

My advice to Dave is stay the course, I am sure you will see results.

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Offline SingleWingGoombah

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Re: Video game quitter syndrome
« Reply #33 on: November 13, 2018, 02:00:56 PM »

I thought this was an interesting article that would relate to the topic.

Someone should ask him which generation that hair cut came from...