Grand Rapids Mega Clinic February 21
2008Chuck Martin- Head Coach at Grand Valley State University
-X factor in our success is how close knit our players and staff are-Do what fits your personality in regards to team motivation-Biggest Belief: what are we going to do today to out prepare the opposition-Don’t worry about past success, and don’t worry about how good or bad your suppose to be, justdo what you do and let the rest happen
No Stars (your nothing without your team/staff)
; no one knows who the “man” is on our team-Not looking for the star, but who fits our puzzle-* * * hold everyone including coaches to same standard as players, would you let a player reactthe way you do on the sidelines ? ***
-When a player makes a mistake, but takes responsibility for actions and is concerned about hisstatus with the program, that is a good sign
3.Challenge them everyday
-Challenge them mentally, socially, and physically-Challenge them in the weight room, in meetings, in the film room, and in practice-What are you doing to prepare yourselves better than everyone else ?
Community Service : teach kids that life could be worse and that helping others makes yourself abetter person. Changes perspective of life for the better. Takes a day off of practice during two-a-days for all players on team to go out and do 10 hours of community service.
- rally around each other
Making Believers Out of Your Players