We had the chance to visit with Washington Huskies Head Women’s Basketball Coach Mike Neighbors, who sends out a Coaching Newsletter that reaches over 70 thousand coaches in over 45 countries! The amount of knowledge that Coach has both received and shared in this newsletter boggles the coaching mind. He strongly encourages teachers, coaches and parents to read Generation iY: Secrets to Connecting With Today’s Teens & Young Adults in the Digital Age by Tim Elmore.
A very powerful nugget that Coach shared was how he deals with coaching and recruiting today’s “I Y” players. If you’re not sure what “I Y” stands for, you are missing out on an incredibly valuable piece of information that will change the way you interact with your players and get the most out of them. All coaches should be studying these kids, how they think and how their minds work. We are not there to provide them with information anymore but we are there to provide them with what to do with that information. Coach Neighbors is not telling you to change your philosophies 100% but you have come a little towards young people in the IY generation because it is the people you are coaching.
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