December 20, 2018
WYC 161 – Youth Coaching & Sport Parenting – Travis Daugherty – Raising a Champion Athlete & Man in Today’s Myopic World
Travis Daugherty has been a coach for over 20 years and worked with thousands of athletes of all backgrounds, ages, and ability levels – plus the parents that came with them. Throughout that time, he also served as a speaker and development leader for Higher Level Sports, a father-son basketball camp my dad founded and directed throughout the Midwest.
He recently authored a book- The LENS. Travis’ explanation of the book:
“Studying, writing, and developing this game plan have given me a chance to clarify for myself the sports parent I want to be. I hope it will help you clarify who you want to be, too. And even though nobody’s perfect in this area, I do hope each of us can see clearly that there’s no greater opportunity to prepare our kids for success than the one we have through sports. I want each of us to recognize that opportunity, and use it to build strong, committed, confident leaders in this world.”
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Show Notes – WYC 161 – Travis Daugherty
Coaching your own kids
- The positive desire to see your own kids succeed can lead to negative reactions
- Myopic – being short-sighted. The key is to focus on the big picture and not short-term wins
- Developing a plan and clarifying your priorities to the kids and parents is a critical first step
- Remember that challenge and adversity is a key component of a child’s development, learning to overcome those challenges is critical to healthy development
- Constantly sharing your coaching purpose statement build accountability into your coaching.
- Value the pursuit of excellence vs. the pursuit of success. Quit comparing yourself to others and rather spend time pursuing being the best you possibly can be.
- Loving the game
- Giving your best
- Overcoming adversity
- Seeking improvement
- Getting coached
- Being a teammate
- Taking risks
- Having a positive attitude
Best Stolen idea
- James Clear – Automic Habits – Resetting the Room – Whenever you leave a room, take 2 minutes to put things back in order.
- Inside out Coaching by Joe Ehrmann
- Lead for God’s Sake by Todd Gongwer
- Mindset by Carol Dweck
- Anything by Jon Gordon
- Ego is the Enemy and The Obstacle is the Way by Ryan Holiday
- See the big picture. Focus on the process of development and the pursuit of excellence.
- Trust the process. Building skills takes time. Stop comparing. Focus on development.
- Enjoy the journey.
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