Topic 2: Coach/Team Awareness

  The biggest skill awareness with team/coach is your impact on the team. Impact is very different than intent. You may think you are making a big contribution to your team but unless your team values your contribution and your coach values your contribution, your role will be diminished on the team. The role your team and your coach values you in may be very different from your own goals. For example, they may value your encouragement from the bench and your go-getter attitude in practice but see your contribution in a game not significant enough to equate to playing time. This disconnect can be really painful and challenging to navigate.


  Learn to be aware of your impact and contribution to your team and your coach and work to make your understanding of the situation congruent with the understanding of others.