Playing it cool – Coach Thoughts –

Playing it Cool

I tried to post a picture of James Dean, but too much red tape for this old dude.

‘Being Cool’ is an IS thing. One can’t really try to Be Cool. You either are or you are not. I suppose you could have or be “cool”  briefly, but it (being cool) is the net result of his or her many parts or manifestations and mostly not an isolated thing that can be planned or staged, and it often absolutely connects in a single place or moment that has some sort of profound effect on others. Right?


In a team, greatness is a little like coolness. The goal is to win, of course.The goal is to score more than THEM, absolutely. Talent and maybe a star or two are nice to have on a team mix, no doubt, but the truth is if you/individual players focus mightily on the ‘manifestations’ that are the components that give teams their own identity and the map with the route to where the team needs to go to be individually great. It is of course cool when you get there.

And what is great about sports is that at the end of the proverbial day “Cool” will show up on that board with the crooked numbers, and if you are the coach the bottom line will make you smile.

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