Attributes of Great Coaches

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The Attributes of Great Coaches People all over the world sit back and watch their favorite team play against another, hoping for theirs to win. Basketball, football, soccer, and baseball are examples of such sports. According to NFL analyst, Brian Billick, the NFL power team right now is the Denver Broncos followed by the New England Patriots, but behind every great team is a great coach who got them there. There are many different qualities a coach needs to have in order to be a successful coach, but there are also certain qualities that can only be found in great coaches. In order to be considered a great coach one has to be committed, skilled in what he is coaching, and organized. A great coach has to be committed to his profession and his team. A coach who doesn’t take his job or his team seriously is a bad one. A team needs a committed coach to help shape them in to a formidable winning team. Being a great coach takes the commitment to work on your craft (Stein). In order to earn an A, you have to be committed to do the work in order to achieve it. A great coach knows this and does it. Vince Lombardi once said, “Individual commitment to a group effort- that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work”, a coach leads by example he is the committed individual who will make the great team. When the players take note that the coach is serious about his craft is when things start to fall into place, the team gets their act together and practices and games are successful. Before one can offer their expertise, they must be knowledgeable on the subject. A great coach has to be skilled in what he is coaching. One simply cannot barge in and expect to be a great at something he has no prior knowledge on. To be a great coach one has to have the adequate experience and skills to do the job correctly. If a history teacher
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