Up until this point on the podcast, all guests have been lacrosse goalies and/or lacrosse goalie coaches.
Well ladies and gentlemen, as they say, it’s time to branch out.
This week Coach Jason Witt, an ice hockey coach out of Fairbanks, Alaska joins the podcast to discuss solid coaching principles.
While you won’t hear any lacrosse X’s and O’s this week, what you will hear are tips on how to build great teams. Tips on how to be a great leader and a great coach.
These principles that Coach Jason Witt brings to the table are applicable in any sport.
If you’re not following @CoachJasonWitt on Twitter you’re missing out. His feed is a treasure chest of great coaching principles and mentoring.
In this podcast I pull out some of my favorite tweets of his and we discuss them in depth.
Here are the 8 coaching points we cover. Listen to the podcast for Coach Witt’s background and teaching points on each.
Practice makes perfect. If you practice wrong technique, you perform the technique perfectly wrong. Complete a lazy practice? Guess what, you are teaching yourself to perform perfectly lazy. What habits are you practicing perfectly?
You can spot an expert coach versus a phony coach from a mile away. Look for three little words: I don’t know. The phony coach will have all the answers, while the expert coach will admit what they don’t know and immediately get working on finding the answers.
You will make mistakes. Teammates & coaches are more interested in how you respond to those mistakes than the error itself however. Do you respond with hustle and a “next play” mentality? Or pout and exhibit poor body language?
Defeat is a springboard for discovery. When you are able as a player to self asses your weaknesses, you can properly plan for improvement. Defeat helps in identifying weaknesses. That’s discovery. #CoachWitt
Every job the Head Coach assigns is important. If they ask you to fill up water bottles, filling them up should be looked at as the difference in winning a championship. Every task can be vital to successful cultures.
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About Coach Damon
About Coach Damon
Lacrosse is my passion! The game has given me so much and this blog is my way of giving back to the lax community. Specifically the most bad a$$ part of that community - the goalies! After learning to play goalie from scratch, I wanted to create a site where I could share what I learned with others so they too can become champions in the crease and in life. Learn more about Coach Damon.