WHAT COACHES MAKE
The dinner guests were sitting around the table discussing life. One man, a CEO, tried to explain the problem with college athletics. He argued, "What's a kid going to learn form someone who decided his best option in life was to be a coach?"
He reminded the other dinner guests what they say about coaches: Those who can't play, are those who coach" To stress his point he said to another guest; "You're a coach, be honest. What do you make?"
Having a reputation for honesty and frankness the guest replied, "You want to know what I make?"
I make kids work harder than they ever thought they could. I make a C+ feel like the winner of the Congressional Medal of Honor. I make kids run thorough 90 minutes of practice and sweat. I make kids turn dreams into reality."
"You want to know what I make?"
I make kids wonder.
I make them question.
I make them criticize.
I make them apologize and mean it.
I make them cooperate.
I make them competitive and respectful.
I make them show all their work in front of hostile crowds and perfect their acts of sportmanship. I make them understand that if you have the will to follow your dreams, should anybody try to judge you by a mistake you made, you must pay no attention because you tried and gave it your all" .
"I make teams from individuals who work together to build success."
He paused and continued.
"You want to know what I make?" I MAKE A DIFFERENCE; I MAKE LEADERS, I MAKE OTHER PROFESSIONS POSSIBLE."
Then he asked the CEO, "What do you make?"
I hope you enjoyed this and remember that you do make a difference. Thanks for being there for our kids.