Transactional v Transformational
On an athletic field two of the most powerful words are "Coach Says.” As coaches we have a great opportunity to speak into the lives of our athletes. But with this influence comes great responsibilities. We can be transactional in the lives of our athletes or we can be transformational. Transactional coaching focuses on the athletes performance only, where transformational coaching focuses on helping the athlete grow as a whole person.
NPR did a piece recently on "The 3 Scariest Words A Boy Can Hear."
The data shows that coaches are in the top three most influential people in an student athletes life. What a great opportunity we have each day to enter into the lives of our athletes and to give them the coaching that will not only impact them on the athletic field but even more importantly in life.
The question is... are we as coaches transactional or transformational?