Being an Exceptional Role Model
This course is designed to help coaches understand the responsibility they have to their athletes. We can sometimes forget the influence we have on our impressionable young athletes.
What you can expect in this course
This course sheds light on the importance of being an Effective Role Model that inspires your athletes. It goes into detail with the four pillars: Respect, Trust, Patience, and Integrity.
We will share our experiences and provide exercises for you to use to assist your athletes in building their confidence. We ask our athletes to learn and develop and an Effective Role Model is willing to do the same. This course will challenge your mindset, and give you some new tools to be a coach that inspires your athletes to grow and succeed.
Learning Objectives :
To share insights on the power of respect in the relationship with your athletes
To provide tools to use to keep trust with your athletes at a level that builds confidence
To introduce how patience is a game changer for everyone you come into contact with
To educate on the importance of your integrity
Lesson 1 – Respect
Respect is a powerful thing. As a leader of young people it is one of the most impacting skills you can teach. It can transform a persons life. It can give them the confidence they will need. It will teach them how to trust. It will teach them how to value others and why it is important.
We look forward to sharing what we have learned in over 40 years of coaching.
When you try to be a role model, not everybody can relate to some of your highs - awards, championships. But everybody can relate to the lows. Everybody's gotten fired from a job or gotten cut. People learn more about you in those lows than they do in the highs. - Tim Tebow
Lesson 2 – Trust
This lesson stresses the value of Trust. An athlete who trusts their coach is an athlete who can fail and learn. In order for the athlete to become what they want, your trust provides more to them that you can imagine.
Trust is the most important part of a relationship, closely followed by communication. I think that if you have those two things, everything else falls into place
Lesson 3 – Patience
This lesson is very valuable. It discusses the danger of being impatient with your athletes, and other stakeholders in your events. It gives strategies of how to become more patient to create a calm and productive environment for you and your athletes.
Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish.
John Quincy Adams
Lesson 4 – Integrity
This lesson will explore the value of your integrity. Having one set of rules and following through on what you say is critical in being an effective role model.
If you want them to act with integrity, then you must be the role model and lead the way.