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@coachdp if we get really philosophical: even two people who have the same level of knowledge on a given topic or are at the same skill level of some pursuit, could likely learn something from one another. 

Be a student of life.

I will guarantee, no matter what you are interested in...there is someone you can connect with online who has a mastery of it and they are more than willing to share their knowledge.  This does not mean that the first person you find online who has a mastery of your interest is going to share their knowledge...but if you dig a little, you'll find someone.

Over the years I've made friends with authors, coaches, master metal workers, artists etc.

 

If you show up for a fair fight, you are unprepared.


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https://getpocket.com/explore/item/if-humble-people-make-the-best-leaders-why-do-we-fall-for-charismatic-narcissists?utm_source=pocket-newtab

 

If Humble People Make the Best Leaders, Why Do We Fall for Charismatic Narcissists?

People are drawn to those who look and act the romanticized role of the leader. But charismatic leadership can have a dark side.

If you show up for a fair fight, you are unprepared.


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Posted by: @coachdp

I believe that those who aren't humble are far more likely to get beat.  There's something about building a statue of yourself that makes those coaches feel they're impervious to a challenger.  It also serves as a terrible example to their players, as most chest-beating is akin to whistling in the dark.  And unfortunately, there are far more "chest-beaters" in the youth game than at any other level.

--Dave

Hey Dave, 

Being a coach and a teacher at my high school, I believe more than ever we need to set an example for our student-athletes who no longer have the ability to showcase what they can do on the field and do so with humility. I think coaches like athletes need to understand that there is a need to play. Still, coaches need to express that there is a good reason they cannot play right now due to the world's state. There needs to be a sense of emotional management where the humility of buying into the idea of why the game cannot humbly help students understand what is going on. Emotion management is essential in coaches mostly as coaches pass on these emotions to their players. "Emotional preparation involves anticipating the emotions one is likely to experience; all basic emotions have functional values" (Botterill and Wilson, 2002), and those values matter most as to how they are portrayed. This is where humility comes into play, as humility is essential when expressing these emotions. I agree, there are far more "chest-beaters" than ever before, and that idea trickles down to their players. I believe humility must be embodied by a person in all emotions and use humility as a guiding source in what they do.

- AB


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I had to chuckle and hang my head a bit. I was reading a piece on Jackson State where Deion Sanders took over as Head Coach and saw many references to "Coach Prime" including the Athletic Department. 

 

Programs....Get your Programs here.     

 

    

 

  

Not MPP... ONE TASK!  Teach them!  🙂


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I had to chuckle and hang my head a bit. I was reading a piece on Jackson State where Deion Sanders took over as Head Coach and saw many references to "Coach Prime" including the Athletic Department. 

 

Programs....Get your Programs here.     

 

    

 

  

The Youtube Channel "Overtime Szn" is the same one that did the series on Coach Kevin Kelly (Coach the never punts). They have quite a few football related series. One is about Bunchy Young, an 11 year old that featured on a Superbowl commercial. Watched 2 episodes and had to stop as his dad was about to pull him from his 3rd team in a single season. Not the kind of thing for me.

Another series was "Prime 2.0" that featured Deion Sanders as the OC for his son Shadeur's HS football team. Deion's move to Jackson State was featured in this series. I didn't know what to expect, but I came away with a lot of respect for Coach Prime. He is loud, strict and demanding, but he loves the game, loves his players and sets a great example for them, even the ones who aren't athletically gifted. His son seems like a very well adjusted and grounded young man.

Also, he does not curse. He'll say stuff like "Gall Darn Bull Junk" when he's really mad. I will follow Jackson State with great interest this Fall.

In case you're interested:

https://www.youtube.com/c/OvertimeSZN/playlists

Series is called "Prime 2.0"

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I didnt say or mean to imply anything negative.  I happen to think its a bit pretentious.  😉   

Not MPP... ONE TASK!  Teach them!  🙂


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I didnt say or mean to imply anything negative.  I happen to think its a bit pretentious.  😉   

A bit?  lol. He's a "brand." I won't be tuning in to see if he refers to himself in the third person.

--Dave

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I won’t be tuning in. I lost all respect when his charter high school was closed down and the kids who did graduate had to leave colleges because they later found out the school was never properly accredited


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@gumby_in_co

 

I won’t be tuning in. I lost all respect when his charter high school was closed down and the kids who did graduate had to leave colleges because they later found out the school was never properly accredited

Wow. I had no idea. Kind of changes things.

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It was a mess. I remember reading about it when it first happened. Here’s an article a quick google search turned up. Definitely a sketchy situation 

 

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.washingtonpost.com/sports/2020/12/01/deion-sanders-jackson-state-prime-prep/%3foutputType=amp


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Did I say pretentious?  🙄 

Not MPP... ONE TASK!  Teach them!  🙂


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Did I say pretentious?  🙄 

"Prime Prep."  loller. I'm surprised Snoop Dogg isn't on his coaching staff...

--Dave

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"The Greater the Teacher, the More Powerful the Player."

The Mission Statement: "I want to show any young man that he is far tougher than he thinks, that he can accomplish more than what he dreamed and that his work ethic will take him wherever he wants to go."

#BattleReady newhope


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Did I say pretentious?  🙄 

"Prime Prep."  loller. I'm surprised Snoop Dogg isn't on his coaching staff...

--Dave

I read the article that Seth linked. Apparently Snoop was a frequent visitor. That changes things a lot for me.

When in doot . . . glass and oot.


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