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Most frustrating thing about coaching?
« on: December 01, 2015, 11:03:26 PM »
Watching talented kids walk out the door because they are lazy.
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Re: Most frustrating thing about coaching?
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2015, 01:35:22 AM »
Watching talented kids walk out the door because they are lazy.

If they are lazy....good riddance.
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Re: Most frustrating thing about coaching?
« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2015, 09:36:25 AM »
Listening to coaches reliving their "glory days" or how much weight they used to cut when they wrestled in _____ grade during weigh ins at a youth tournament. 

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Re: Most frustrating thing about coaching?
« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2015, 11:29:08 AM »
Listening to coaches reliving their "glory days" or how much weight they used to cut when they wrestled in _____ grade during weigh ins at a youth tournament. 

Classic Al Bundy Syndrome

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Re: Most frustrating thing about coaching?
« Reply #4 on: December 27, 2015, 01:43:27 AM »
Watching talented kids walk out the door because they are lazy.

Fear of failure is often mistaken for laziness. If they're afraid, they'll find an excuse to get out.
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Re: Most frustrating thing about coaching?
« Reply #5 on: December 27, 2015, 10:22:49 PM »
Watching talented kids walk out the door because they are lazy.

Fear of failure is often mistaken for laziness. If they're afraid, they'll find an excuse to get out.

it's a big issue at the school I'm at now. All these kids are so terrified of losing that they are too afraid to even try. One kid even asked me if he could practice with us but not compete because he was afraid of losing. So many talented kids have walked away this year because of this issue. My head coach is of the party that views this as laziness and I feel he has let some kids we could turn into something walk away. The football coach is new and has noticed the same issue so hopefully we will start fixing that fear of failure because it affects you in both the classroom and out.
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Re: Most frustrating thing about coaching?
« Reply #6 on: December 28, 2015, 12:38:11 PM »
There are high school coaches that go out of their way to schedule tough tournaments and meets because they don't want anyone going undefeated on a season.  Fear of failure is a huge demotivator for kids to not even try.

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Re: Most frustrating thing about coaching?
« Reply #7 on: December 29, 2015, 09:33:17 AM »
Watching talented kids walk out the door because they are lazy.

Fear of failure is often mistaken for laziness. If they're afraid, they'll find an excuse to get out.

Plus, fear of success can be a rather scary thing as well.  Lost kids due to the fact they they feared success would lead to higher expectations.