Proactive Coaching shared a short, but meaningful John Wooden story. There’s a bit of set up, but here’s the core part:

“…every day at 3:00 I go sit in the stands at Pauley and allow my players to come talk to me about anything that is on their minds”.

“How many come?” the producer asked.

“That doesn’t matter,” Wooden replied. “The important thing is that they know I’m there, in case they want to talk to me.”

Just a bit more wisdom from the great coach. You can find more in these posts.

John Forman
John Forman

John is currently the Talent Strategy Manager (oversees the national teams) and Indoor Performance Director for Volleyball England, as well as Global Director for Volleyball for Nation Academy. His volleyball coaching experience includes all three NCAA divisions, plus Junior College, in the US; university and club teams in the UK; professional coaching in Sweden; and both coaching and club management at the Juniors level. He's also been a visiting coach at national team, professional club, and juniors programs in several countries. Learn more on his bio page.

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