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1 How to Find Victories in a Losing Season Dave Tikker- Executive Director- WSSAAA

2 Why This Topic? Our Patrons, Parents, and Athletes Need to See Value in All Season, Not Just Winning Ones

3 We have activities because of there educational value- The value is measured by our respective communities during our seasons The value is measured by our respective communities during our seasons Ultimately they determine if that value is worth the costs of the program Ultimately they determine if that value is worth the costs of the program What did the parents perceive to be the value of your last season? What did the parents perceive to be the value of your last season?

4 Ultimate Goal of Educationally Based Athletics Better Citizens

5 First Coaching Job Goals Mistakes Lesson Learned What was the Value How do you put season in perspective Banquet is Everthing

6 My Worst Season 5-5 Dr Stephens- speaks to the value of sport, not winning I dont remember my record of the coach I loved the most- I just wanted to be in the gym with the guy because I wanted to go through the wall for him. Only banquet I ever had at 9 th grade with parents

7 1. What made them different? 2. Was it all about winning? 3. What did you learn from them? 4. Healthy Perspective and Balance? 5. Demanding yet fair? Your Favorite Coach- Discussion

8 Sports are a "Character Breeding Ground Every situation, properly perceived, becomes an opportunity Helen Schucman Undefeated season playing 5 kids more important then the growth and your relationship with # 8 My #8 kid during my 0-10 season eventually became my family doctor-

9 Reason he Played Had Fun Liked his teammates I lifted him up with our relationship- made him feel worthy Because I had earned his respect by developing the relationship he found value playing.

10 Perseverance and Hard Work To here him tell it these were the character issues that helped him through a very tough first year at medical school Glad he made it- saved my best friends life with an early diagnosis

11 Victories in Sport Life Changing Relationships Resiliency Understanding we Being a better listener Understanding Grace Fun Fitness Commitment Work Ethic Challenge Improvement

12 Life Changing Relationships Whether you win or lose you are going to impact lives. Athletes are going to take something out of the season- what would you choose to have them take? How do you want them to see you 5 years from now? You were there for them and never gave up on them.

13 Resiliency How do you bounce back from a 64-4 drubbing? One practice at a time- with your teammates Never, ever, ever, give up. Definition of success: Picking yourself off the ground one more time then you fall.

14 Understanding We The greater good and sacrifice that it takes from all to get there is like no other feeling in the world. To experience the concept of team is life changing if the coach has a healthy perspective

15 Being a Better Listener Gives credibility and builds understanding Everyone has a need to belong- nuture that by being a better listener

16 Understanding Grace We all make mistake- everyone needs a second chance Humbling yourself at times is good for the soul your kid who missed the winning layup- how do you give that moment grace. Here is how I always handled that:

17 Fitness Life altering if you can instill a continued discipline for fitness, diet, and health. All 3 of my daughters schedule in daily activity- learned about the value of that in sports

18 Work Ethic This goes along with commitment I had the slowest, shortest, non-athletic point guard in the history of basketball. His basketball skills took him no where but his work ethic and never give up attitude as made him a tremendously successful business man.

19 Challenge Green and growing or ripe and rotting Growth is optional based on your desire to work What is your potential? Who helps you know that?

20 Improvement Henry Miller- Basketball Kendra Collier- x-country No one crushed their dreams- encouraged and continued to improve Many stories like that out there Where do some generate the desire to improve without an encouraging coach

21 Winning Isnt reflected in the scoreboard Most important part of the season?

22 School Based Athletics 22 Kids First……Winning Second

23 Gauging a Successful Season If we didnt have state tournaments how would gauge your season? The answer to that is what gives us the educational value we put on athletics.


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