A few weeks ago I missed an opportunity to be there for one of my players.
She was upset about fouling out early and having a tough game. Maybe there was more going on — I don’t know. But she was legitimately upset. It was more than just a quick tear and all was fine. I was too caught up in the details of the game and I did not console her. I didn’t find out if there was anything else bothering her.
I regret that.
I reflected the next day and I regret not being there for her — talking to her, consoling her, and showing that I care. She bounced back and seemed fine at the next practice but I still should have been there for her.
This reminded me of a great article that I needed to read again.
I urge all of you coaches to read the article When Players Need You Most — because this is the time of year when we all need these reminders.
We all make mistakes. I’m not beating myself up over it. But I am trying to learn from my mistake so I do better next time. I hope you all do the same.
Read the article. It’s a great reminder for this time of year and hopefully you can be there when players need you the most!