So, as coaches, we have a wonderful opportunity and a great responsibility to our young student athletes. I recently came across this, and I believe it says it all.
So they call you Coach, huh?
Have you ever stopped to consider what that means?
You have taken on one of the most beautiful, powerful, and influential positions a person can ever have. Some people may call it a job, and others a profession, but in reality, being a great coach is not that at all. It is so much more than that.
By becoming a coach, you have chosen to work with young athletes. You have chosen to guide them through the trials and tribulations of learning two beautiful games: sport and life. You are in a position to change their lives forever, not only by making them better athletes, but better people. You are a leader, you are a role model, you are a person who serves your athletes, and you are a person to whom they entrust their physical and emotional well-being.
Never take this responsibility lightly.
Source: Changing the Game Project