Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Training Coaches makes better husbands, fathers, employees, and friends

Originally upon starting this project my goal was to help men and woman become "Coaches" who would one recognize their influence and platform on the fields and courts of play. What I have discovered is a group of men who are all asking the same questions in life and desire to know their Creator in a personal way as they go through a life that is hard.

What is the single greatest trait of humanity? Many traits could be discussed such as love, compassion, humility, trust, friendly, integrity, consistency. In his book "Season of Life" Joe Ehrmann explains that EMPATHY is the greatest trait of humanity. Although that may be true, compassion is probably a better trait, because we will not always be able to identify with a particular issue any one person may be going through but I can always choose to be compassionate regardless of my ability to empathize with someone. Meeting the needs of others does not require empathy, but does require compassion for fellow mankind.

Parts of our past mold who we are and how we respond to life situations especially on the fields and courts of play. Our relationship with our father can have an influence on our lives. In "Season of Life" 3 kinds of dads are described:

1. Totally absent Father. Never home and when at home doing his own thing.
2. Has presence. this dad may be around but son or daughter would not Know their father and understand who he is and what he believes.
3. Strategic Dad. this would be the dad who spends time planning and working through how to raise his children to be men and woman who are built for others and on purposes teaches his children life lessons that will last a lifetime.

What kind of father are you? More importantly what kind of Coach are you? Do you recognize the platform you have called "Coach".

1 comment:

RedHawks Baseball said...

Harold,
After spending the past 6 weeks with you and the other coaches I know that this is only the beginning. I can clearly visualize with you the impact that will be made over the next several years in the North Fulton and Forsyth county athletic community. By teaching the principals of "Building Men For Others" and by creating "Christian Coaches",I believe that generational changes will be made.