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Grand Rapids Mega Clinic 2008 Notes

Grand Rapids Mega Clinic 2008 Notes

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Grand Rapids, MichiganFebuary 21st-23rd 2008
Kyle McElvany
Grand Rapids Mega Clinic February 21
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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 everyda
-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.
Create Suffering 
- rally around each other 
Making Believers Out of Your Players
Grand Rapids Mega Clinic February 21
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-for example: a military or a common family-a common bond among the players to accomplish a common goal-know when to let up and build them up-how hard will you make them work to accomplish THEIR goal ?
- through summer workouts-What are you willing to give up to be where you want to be ?-What are you giving up that a kid from another school isn’t to be successful ?-If you want to be different, you can’t just talk different, you have to be different
6.We and ours, not me and my 
-Does EVERYONE buy into the team concept ?-You can write the book for the class, but you have to teach the students how to pass-How much unity is there when there is adversity ?
7.Leaders are made, not born
-Human beings are self centered by nature-Teach them to be leaders, put the thought in their heads early-Teach them to be leaders in bad times-Teach them there is a difference between “successful” and “cool”
8.Develop Relationships
-The way we treat them off the field is why they deal with your treatment on the field
9.Process over Produc
-Do the right process and the product will take care if themselves-If you do things right, you will never be disappointed

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