“Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life.” - Proverbs 4:23
This ancient wisdom still holds true! If anyone knows this, it's the coach. The content of a players heart will eventually play itself out in some way. One of the most important roles a coach plays in preparing players for competition and life is to give them a chance to develop good character. We expect the coach to have a game plan for the X's and O's of our sport. What isn’t always clear is how to coach character. Individuals who are serving teams in the capacity of character coach have been around for 100 plus years. Our military learned as far back as the American Revolution that during times of war chaplains were critical to counsel and motivate young men. As coaches prepare their athletes for competition, having a character coach that comes alongside to serve the athletes and coaching staff is a time tested game plan of success.