As coaches, we all take a tremendous amount of pride in trying to prepare young men for life beyond football. For most, if not all, of us, the relationship that coaches have the opportunity to build with their players is the reason that we got into this profession.
So when Scott passed along this blog he came across, written by Aaron Conrad entitled "Rule From My Son," I started to read it, and a smile began to creep across my face. Why? Because so much of it is relevant for coaches trying to teach players life lessons.
Back to that smile I got while reading the post. It started when I got to #5.
5. Act like you've been there before. Especially in the end zone.
...it continued when I got to #11....and went on from there.
11. When shaking hands, grip firmly and look him in the eye.
16. Be like a duck. Remain calm on the surface and paddle like crazy underneath.
This one goes for stuff on social media as well...
26. After writing an angry email, read it carefully. Then delete it.
You'll be glad you did.