Basketball Coach

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A master in the art of living draws no sharp distinction between his work and his play; his labor and his leisure; his mind and his body; his education and his recreation. He hardly knows which is which. He simply pursues his vision of excellence through whatever he is doing, and leaves others to determine whether he is working or playing. To himself, he always appears to be doing both.
-Francois Augusts Rene Chateaubriand

Over the past 4 months, I have had the opportunity to spend some time observing the Head Varsity Basketball Coach at Joy Christian School, Coach Scott Brown. I also worked with a club team Coach, Oliver. It has been an eye-opening experience to see all of the different facets that go into coaching a high school team. Prior to this experience, I have always been a player. Stepping out of a players shoes and into a coach’s shoes has shown me many new aspects of the game. One of the most important things I have learned is that coaching is not a seasonal position. If you want to be successful, you must work hard all year long. Another observation that I made is that the low salary of $3,000 will not support a family. However, I would be more than willing to have a second job that fits around my schedule. I would love the opportunity to be a head basketball coach at a High School or College level.
There are many different types of coaching positions. The first and most common type, is volunteer coaching. Volunteer coaching is typical in recreational sports with younger kids. The second type of coaching is just strictly coaching at a high school level. This type of coaching job pays anywhere from $2,000-$5,000. Often time’s coaches at this level have another job on the same campus, such as teach...

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...n. Whether I am coaching at a Christian school or not, I hope to make this one of my main priorities. I think this is important because basketball isn’t life all that’s important. It’s more important that I teach about God than basketball. Basketball doesn’t make you who you are, but a life with Christ does.
In conclusion, I have enjoyed learning more about a possible future opportunity in Coaching. I am so interested in this opportunity because of my love for the game and desire to help others become better. I realize that I won’t be able to reach each and every player. I am willing to do my best. I realize it isn’t likely that this would be my only job. I am willing to do what it takes to make this a part of my life career. . I would love the opportunity to be a head basketball coach at a High School or College level.

Works Cited

FCA Coach's Bible

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