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I've coached basketball at a high level in high school back in the 90's. I shit you not one of the better players on the team had the audacity to say this to me... "Coach you care more than I do."
You can disagree. I have no issue with discussion, however, the proof is in the pudding. I have a Gen Y guy who works for me, and he agrees...it's only going to get worse because today's generation has to be told what, when, and how to do things.
LK won big in 2011 IMO
What is happiness? The feeling that power is growing, that resistance is overcome.--Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
If you didn't play sports at that high of a level it's tough to understand the minute difference that an extra motivation from a coaching staff can make.
Our kids are motivated and bust their asses everyday, but when you have a leader to unite and lead you through the toughest times your team makes the smallest differences in the game to win. It's a razor thin line between the two.
That's where the magic of coaching lies, but that's just from my experience.
it's true. my father played for mckay and was terrified of him and probably never spoke to him
So McKay's guys were afraid to talk to him but won games.
According to Jamesball... Kiff's guys are afraid to talk to him... and win less.
kiff has won more in his first 3 yrs at usc than mckay did
kiff's guys are not afraid to talk to him. sometimes when there are 75 guys on a team, not every player gets a heart to heart with the head coach. if a player wants to, i'm sure kiff makes time. i bet kiff spends most time with the QB's. other coaches talk with the other players
I played and coached at both the highest levels of high school. I think I am more than qualified to pass on my experience and qualifications to understand the "minute" difference.
Actions speak stronger than words and they were not busting their asses from my view.
maybe i always thought i was smarter than my coaches. i never needed motivation in games. my motivation was born into me. my pride refused to allow less than my best.
but maybe some people need motivation (maybe those should be on the bench)
This is what is being overlooked in today's society. Everyone is looking for the excuse. The excuse folks is called OWNERSHIP & ACCOUNTABILITY.
I've had a change of heart when it comes to CLK and his coaching ability. I'm man enough to admit that I was wrong. The 10-2 year was an anomaly. You can keep passing the buck if you like but I'm not. I hope he can turn it around for all of our sakes but from what I see that's highly unlikely.
I'm sure the wind will change directions for you soon enough.
Your new nickname is Waffle.
I can tell you as a teacher of 8th graders here in Las Vegas that kids today DO NOT understand self-motivation or for some any motivation. They are expecting things to be given to them..like answers to test questions while they are taking the tests! Definitely an entitlement society mentality! These kids have a tough time even understanding how to go and get information, let alone actually learning things by their own effort.
My kids were self motivated and we helped by keeping them there. A little rah, rah is good, but stable even keeled and structured is even better. SC football players should not NEED motivation to play their best, they are Trojans and that should be enough to get them there!
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I honestly hope we get this turned around. I can't take to much more subpar effort or coaching.
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maybe you should change the words in your sig..."lane train..""
I think I will wait until the end of 2013 to say that 2011 was an anomaly. I prefer to believe that 2012 will turn out to be the anomaly, but we will see how things turn out. Fix a few things and this team is top ten level if not top 5. Those few things include a defense..a new DC is on the way....the o-line that WILL be much better next season, and reduce the number of mistakes by the offense. A better job in the trenches should help with the turnovers. Notice that the number of penalties in the last 5 games were way down, at least that was corrected. 33 turnovers was the biggest difference between 2011 and 2012. Fix that and it changes everything! Oh, and with better o-;line play, the running game becomes a strength and opens up the passing game again. Then it is up to the players to make the plays!
I know one thing: these kids will grow up to bemoan all of the many failings of the generation that succeeds them and claim that it was all so much better in their day. It'll be just as dull then.
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Yes, D1 high school. You know where USC gets all of their kids from? Your point?
If the topic has you confused, I apologize. It's about being self-motivated and not expecting things.
...and PRIDE! Pride in who you are as a person, pride in giving your best, pride on being a valuable team member and leader.
"Here are provided seats of meditative joy, where shall rise again the destined reign of Troy." Virgil
It looks like I misunderstood your post. I thought you were saying you don't need a coach to fire up the troops. I agree, most kids these days lack drive. The best analogy I've seen is with kids playing music. When I was growing up kids learned to play instruments by ear. If you wanted to get good you either played in band or you played to a record over and over and over until the record needed to be replaced. Kids today don't have the patience, they fire up youtube, copy someone else, done. Sure they may be able to play the song but they don't develop the ear for music.
There is a difference between self motivated and team motivated. I think kids are actually more self motivated today than when I was younger, but far less team motivated.
Winning winners who win > whining whiners who whine.
Awesome...let's now add selfish to the formula too.
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