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Coaching People, Not Players

Interview with Lake Sumter Community College Head Coach James Miller

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Coaching people is more vital than coaching any other physical skill.
 
It has always been my opinion that the coaches who focus on coaching people are the ones who make the biggest impact. This philosophy is gaining traction now, which makes me very happy. But we still have a ways to go with figuring out what that actually looks like on the field.
 
Today’s guest gives you a glimpse into how he does just that! In his book, The Island: An Unconventional Way to Coach People, Not Players, he shares stories of taking overlooked and under-appreciated athletes to new heights. He shares with us today how he builds the team culture at Lake Sumter Community College to feel like family.
 

Coaching people doesn’t have to be complicated!

Relationships are complicated, it’s true. But coaching the person shouldn’t be. All it really takes is asking questions and truly hearing their answers.
 
To help with this process, we’ve created a new mindset journal for teams. By discussing just a couple pages each week, you can help your athletes develop a growth mindset, build true confidence and become a team that feels like family.
 
Get one for the whole team or one for each member – it’s only $10! What matters most is the conversations you have each week. That’s what will strengthen your culture and get you closer to the results you want!
 
 
focus on the positive focus on the positive
 
That’s all for this week! Hope so see you back here soon!

alicia + mel


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As a new coach that believes in the mental game being so important, the podcasts and group discussions online have been amazing. Thank you ladies so much! Just knowing that the day to day struggles and doubts are felt by so many others has been remarkably reassuring. Thank you for what you are giving to others in the sport.

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As a softball coach and a teacher, I appreciate all of the strategies and advice that Melanie shares each week! She is so inspiring, knowledgeable about the mental game, and willing to help in any way! One tip that really resonates with me is learning how to understand which things in life you are able to control, and what is out of your control. I teach these skills on the field and in the classroom! Thank you for all of the support and encouragement!

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