Welcome coaches to Champion Life Series for student-athlete character development. Thank you for taking advantage of this powerful course that will help you manage the mental and emotionally stability of your team through a long hard season. Preparing and fighting for a championship is not easy. But all that hard work should not go to waste because character flaws kill your progress. Character flaws hinder team focus, drive, and commitment toward team goals.
Character is the foundation that holds all the hard work and preparation together during a long season. Every team prepares the same but the one that exercises good character throughout the riggers and unpredictability of a season, usually are the ones left standing holding the trophy.
So get your pen and paper out and get ready to take notes. There are 3 things I want you to think about as we go through this course:
1. Where are these principles impacting my program?
2. Who are the leaders on my team that can help me facilitate and govern these principles?
3. How can these principles become a foundation of the culture I want to create year after year in my program?
1. Introduce each core character
2. Give our CLS affirmation
3. Define that affirmation
4. How to train this skill
Key thoughts to keep in mind:
Character development is not a soft skill. It's a skill that sets the culture of your team.
Character does not just automatically happen, it has to be trained consistently.
We have to train character with the same intensity and sense of urgency as we do on the practice field, in the weight room, and in the classroom.
For young athletes, character training is their first introduction into personal development.
Personal development is a life long process that allows us to experience a fulfilled life.
Consistency is the building blocks of trust. When we are consistent in our behavior and intentions, we develop a pattern of behavior that others can trust.
CLS Training Affirmation: “The positive things I do on a consistent basis establishes trust from my coaches and teammates as well as in myself.”
When a student-athlete has established consistency...
3 Core Character areas for Consistency Training
Humility is the seed in which we water to foster our learning and growth. A person that walks in humility acknowledges accomplishment, but quickly understands there is so much more I can do to improve. Humility is our secret to getting better.
CLS Training Affirmation: “I remain humble because there is so much more to learn to get better.”
When a student-athlete walks in this kind of humility...
3 Core Character Areas for Humility Training
Attitude sets the tone for how we will approach challenges in our life. Our attitude is the ignition switch to that progress.
CLS Training Affirmation: “My attitude determines the intensity and speed of my progress.”
When a student-athlete establishes the right attitude...
3 Core Character areas for Attitude Training
Motivation is the inspiration that drives work ethic. When we are motivated, facing challenges is part of the process that we embrace. What makes motivation sustainable is our awareness to attach it to a cause that is bigger than ourselves.
CLS Training Affirmation: “I am motivated by a cause that is bigger than myself.”
When a student-athlete establishes the right motivation…
3 Core Character areas for Motivation Training
Perseverance is our will to overcome. Our perseverance is strengthened by recognizing the challenges we are facing were not meant to be endured alone. We have a team of support around us that are dedicated in helping us succeed.
CLS Training Affirmation: “My will is strong because I know I am not alone.”
Student-Athletes who persevere in this way
3 Core Character areas for Perseverance Training
Integrity is paying the full price to be the best. If the student-athlete is unwilling to give full effort, he/she is cheating the process. As a result, these actions lessen the player’s credibility for achievement, as well as decreases their chances of opportunity.
CLS Training Affirmation - “I take NO shortcuts on this journey to become the best I can be.”
A student-athlete who walks in integrity like this...
3 Core Character areas for Integrity Training
Order is the foundation for discipline. Surrounding ourselves with positive people and productive environments is how we develop that discipline. Order then becomes our roadmap to success because of its alignment to things that benefit our lives.
CLS Training Affirmation - “I keep my life aligned with GOOD things and people that keep me on the right track.”
A student-athlete that walks in order...
3 Core Character areas for Order Training
Our niche is our role on the team that we accept to give our full effort and attention to. We embrace that role as our own without harvesting any negative feelings. We understand that no role is smaller than the other, and every part holds a huge significance and contribution.
CLS Training Affirmation - “It is not about what I can accomplish, but what WE can contribute together that will make us CHAMPIONS!”
A student-athlete embraces his/her niche and role like this...
3 Core Character areas for Niche Training
Why Character Development is important to me and where i failed...
Thx guys for taking advantage of this promotional course to kick off the student athlete character development programs I will be launching in the future. I know this will make a positive impact on your program as well as build that character culture you desire for your athletes.
So what’s the next step!
Schedule a workshop with me so I can come and train your student athletes how to implement this program in their daily lives. We can agree that our goal is to build athletes of character that will make an impact in the real world.
The workshop will include:
Please give me feedback on this course and comment on what topics you would like to me touch on in the future.