Beat the Coach

Setting the Table for Beat The Coach

As our players continue growing as leaders it’s essential they take control of leadership opportunities when they are presented. Our practices present numerous leadership opportunities for players; unfortunately those opportunities are often scooped up by coaches, instead of players. What if our players when presented with leadership opportunities not only stepped up but competed with each other to be the first to step-up. What if those opportunities were led by the players and the coaches could simply observe and watch; our players and team would grow as a result. In the Beat The Coach exercises our players will begin establishing a new standard on how to handle the leadership opportunities they face each day in practice.

"“The Beat The Coach exercise is the exact exercise I had been hoping to discover. I’ve been wanting my players to take more ownership and initiative in leading each other in practice and the Beat The Coach has helped produce that result”"
Varsity Girls Basketball Coach – Pennsylvania

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Beat The Coach Shareable Graphics

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Beat The Coach Exercise Reminder Card

To emphasize and reinforce the lessons learned in this exercise with your players, download and share this graphic with them 24 hours after completing the exercise.

Beat The Coach Quiz Questions

Use these questions below to engage after you have taught the exercise.

  • What 6 areas in practice should players look to beat the coach in addressing?
  • If something needs to be addressed, why should you not wait for the coach to address it?
  • What happens on a team where players become an extension of the coach?