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H.D. Weddel, Asst. Principal, Bend H.S. Bend H.S. Chat µn¶ Chew Clinic January 13, 2007 I. Character ± the foundation of any successful team ·without character, can¶t count on each other; if can¶t count on each other, can¶t build a team ·2 paths facing each of us ± character or compromise; faces both players and coaches ·per Ad Rutschman, Linfield College, football is one of best classrooms for teaching & developing character ± teamwork, commitment, handling adversity, punctuality -- will we turn teachable moments into opportunities? ·Lou Holtz ± 12 covenants @ South Carolina -- consider difference between covenants and contracts ·Who has been a coach that you played for, coached under, with, or against that modeled character for you? Why and how? II. Confidence ± outward skill and inward integrity ·be a coach & man of competence ·What do you need to know or do better as a coach? Where are you going to get it? III. Commitment ·have to teach it more because it isn¶t modeled anymore ·Virginia Military Institute: climb Horse Mtn.; if last, your unit has to do it over again; if teammate gets hurt, carry him up ·What player have I coached comes to mind who modeled commitment? IV. Cohesion ·scene from ³Gladiator´ ± ³as one´ in the arena ·pride in group/unit that enables you to rise above ·you shine because of the group, not vice versa V. Consistency ·eliminates foolish penalties ·develops security in the team (or a marriage) ·makes kids stronger ·thrives on sacrifice and self-control ·it¶s about maturity ·What area was I most inconsistent in this past season?