It is my experience that consistency is rewarded over spectacular. Spectacular will get you on ESPN weekly highlights but consistency wins championships. It is the athlete who shows up for every training session with their head in the training will perform at a consistent level and rise to the occasion when necessary. The athlete who is great one day, does not show mentally the next and pouts the next may perform at a spectacular level once or twice but overall they will disappoint and fall short. As coaches we must find ways to reward and reinforce consistency. It’s too easy to get caught up in the spectacular. Coaches also must also be consistent. It is imperative to maintain an even temperament from day to day. If you are not consistent in your behavior and actions how can you expect the athletes to be consistent?
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