Therefore, I will always be ready to remind you of these things, even though you already know them. 2 Peter 1:12a
Peter wanted to remind a group of believers of some important truths that they had been taught. He knew they knew, but reminded them anyway because of the importance.
So, even though I know you know, let’s remind ourselves anyway. It’s gonna be hot. It’s gonna be grueling. It’s gonna be tough as ever as high schools all across the country get two a day’s started in just a few days. What does that mean? Don’t forget to monitor your players closely. Make sure they have plenty of water, rest when needed. We live in a different time than 20 or 30 years ago. For a little humor and a look at the past on hydrating during practice, see the August 12, 2010 blog, It’ll Make you Sick, in the archives. I think you’ll get a kick out of it.
Also, allow me to remind you that as coaches it is up to us to build up our athletes not only physically but mentally, socially, and spiritually. What does that look like? Well, that’s a lot but let’s look at mentally real quick. Make sure your players are getting some sort of positive feedback every day. Even the annoying ones? Yes, even the annoying ones. Even the “trouble makers”? Yes, even the trouble makers. Remember, we don’t know everyone’s home life. We might be the most important influence in their lives. It’s up to us to build our athletes up.
There are plenty of tips on www.chiefpigskin.com for coaches to help their athletes in all areas so be sure to take advantage of all there is to offer on that site. OK, I’m done with THOSE reminders. Now, good luck to everyone as they begin practice this week and good luck on your upcoming season. This is an exciting time!