The word “disciple” means to train or to teach and is the root word for “discipline”. The goal of any disciplinary action is not to punish but to correct and change a behavior. When a athlete refuses to accept the option to change it results in levels of consequences which can eventually become, “you can no longer be part of the team”.
As much as possible, eliminate the emotion from conversations, confrontation and decisions and approach each situation with calm truth… “I am for you, we can work on this together but I will hold you accountable”.
Spoke to a D1 College Coach today about one of our guys. Only 3 questions.
1. What are his grades like?
2. How does he act at practice?
3. What are his mom and dad like?
If you don't think these things matter you are crazy!
Not a single question about baseball, data. etc.