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The Importance of Valuing Relationships over Winning in Coaching

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As a coach, it can be tempting to focus solely on winning games. However, it's important to remember that the relationships we build with our players are just as, if not more, important. Players will remember how their coach made them feel and the impact they had on their lives long after they forget the score of a particular game.

Building relationships with players takes time and effort. It means getting to know each player individually, understanding their strengths and weaknesses, and meeting them where they are. It also means being willing to adapt our coaching style to fit the needs of each player.

When we prioritize relationships over winning, we create a culture of trust and respect. Players are more likely to work hard and give their all for a coach they trust and respect, which ultimately leads to more success on the field.

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