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August/September 2012

August/September 2012


12 Coaching Points for Motivation: Trust, Respect, Caring, Honesty

by: Keith Grabowski
Offensive Coordinator Baldwin-Wallace College
© August/September 2012

The way we motivate our players is as important to what we do as our technical and strategic knowledge of football. There are many motivational concepts, philosophies, and even gimmicks. True motivation is built around trust, respect, caring, and honesty.

I remember, as a young teacher, getting an evaluation form from a principal who asked what my techniques and strategies were for motivating my students. My reply was simple, I talk to them. I come across many gimmicky techniques that are intended to motivate players. There are some good ones, and some things that certainly can help your team focus. But the foundation of motivation is built around developing a strong relationship with your players. That fiery pregame speech only works because your players trust you, believe in you and care about you. You can say just about....The full article can only be seen by subscribers.
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