Coaches have the potential to positively shape the life of any athlete they work with. They are not simply teachers, but mentors and role models that encourage athletes to strive for excellence both on and off the field. Mentoring young athletes requires patience, communication and understanding. A coach can have the special ability to teach skills, impart values, motivate, inspire and instill a sense of confidence in their athletes – influencing them greatly beyond athletics. With good coaching comes great responsibility – but it is also an unparalleled privilege that can cause tremendous growth in any athlete. Afterall, you coach a player and not a game right? If that sounds like you, you sound like us. We should chat.