Living and coaching with passion
"I like to drink beer, does that mean my kids should be drinking beer?" Good question, Gary. As a Coach, Gary Schofield has seen the pitfalls of many in his field. Just because you LIKE a certain training system doesn't mean it's the most APPROPRIATE or effective for your athletes. How do you connect with your kids? Find out what motivates them to play their sport and then use that to motivate your desire to see them succeed. Gary also argues that in a weight room or on the field teaches kids something beyond what the failure they may experience in a classroom. As a Coach, you have the opportunity to shape how they respond to that very public failure, inevitably setting them up to be resilient adults. Take a peek into the wit and passion of Coach Gary Schofield.
A lot of people want to talk about what it takes to become a coach at a high level, but very few have actually endured the painstaking process. The journey of becoming a leader and mentor is one of sacrifice and commitment. No one knows that better than Coach Gary Schofield. After earning and receiving most people's dream job in the NBA, he decided to forgo the opportunity after being exposed to high school athletes. In his experience, most people revere the coaches of professional athletes far more than that of youth athletes. But Schofield thinks that that the system has it backwards. Those dedicated to working with the relatively untrained, the stressed, and the complex youth, are the most adept in the field of strength and conditioning. Don't rely on the talent of your athletes to magically enhance your ability to coach. Instead, find outlets to Empower the Performance of the mediocre. Listen NOW!