Being an Exceptional Role Model

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

Top View of Boot on the trail with the text: Give Respect Earn Respect

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

Trust word as symbol in chrome chain

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

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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

High Resolution Integrity Concept

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.

The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively.

Bob Marley

Introductory Video to the course

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Being an Exceptional Role Model


A coaches responsibility is to develop young athletes. To give them confidence, to help them make thier dreams come true. It is a very difficult job, especially in today’s world.

This course helps the coaches take a look at why they are coaching. It gives them new ideas and techiques of how to connect with the athlete of the 21st Century and show them how to become what they want to become.

It is your leadership as a coach that will show them. If you are respectful, trusting, patient and act with integrity, the athletes can be the benefactors.