The Challenges Of Coaching

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“Coaching is a passion and a calling, once you lose that passion it becomes a job.” Coach Blackmon. Coaches for years have had many different challenges in their career. Challenges that you have face can include many types of subjects like what kind of coach you are, taking advantage of opportunities, dealing athletes and parents, a budget, school board, communicating with the players, and even marriage. Being a coach's son I have seen many of these challenges first hand. Coaching is a challenge in itself and can pose a threat on many aspects of someone's life. The first year of coaching is very difficult, you have to figure out what kind of coach you will be. In the beginning you think that you will be the “Cool Coach” the one that all the…show more content…
Some athletes may think that the the only reason they are in high or college is to play a sport. For some college athletes this may be true only because they might play on the professional level. The term student athlete is used a lot in coaching. This term is to help the athlete understand that he is a student first and an athlete second. With most male athletes average about a C or C+ in the four years they spend on the high school level. Female athletes average about a B to A- on the high school level. Female athletes understand in order to play they have to pass, but they want to do more than pass they want to have good grades. I know being a male athlete I did not pay much attention to grades, I did enough to pass and play the sport I was in at the moment. So the challenge is getting the athlete to understand they are a student first and making good grades is very…show more content…
In Somerville High School the football teams receives about $2,000 to buy what they need for the year. I’ve talked to a few coaches from there and they all seem to say that they need more money for their sport. Dealing with a budget is hard because you have to make all the money you have last as long as possible. “Stretching a dime in a dollar is probably the best way to describe how dealing with a budget works.” Coach House. Coach Blackmon states that having so little money is hard because the baseball team has to buy new baseballs, clothes, and pay scholarship money every year. Getting extra money is the best way to help pay for the items the team needs. The biggest challenge about a budget is making what little money the program has last the whole
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