The Search for a New Program
The best coaches in the game realize that coaching young athletes is not only about the Xs and Os but also about developing the whole player and creating valuable experiences. This is one of my favorite parts of coaching, so every year I try to develop something for our young players that will give them an experience that will help them grow.
Why Should You Do It?
Really good coaches can manage a club season with little or no “distractions”, but playing time issues and parent concerns sneak their way into our coaching world. This project can help manage these somewhat negative occurrences. The IGYB project teaches the players and coaches ownership of their weaknesses, togetherness, selflessness, and accountability. All good stuff, all good lessons. Not only that but it teaches them the importance of caregiving to people we care about.
A great promise is about more than just locking pinkies with your BFF on the playground. A promise should be a genuine statement indicating your intention to do or refrain from doing something, and coming up with the perfect promise isn’t always easy.
How Can Our Team or Club Participate?
The IGYB Initiative will officially launch in February of 2017 and we will have a cool new website for you to officially complete the project. There are 4 basic steps:
- Make a promise to your team that you have their back.
- Make a promise to a loved one that you have their back.
- Make a donation showing that you have the back of metastatic breast cancer community.
- Inspire others to make their own promises.