The 2018 Coaches Leadership Network event last February had a big impact on me, not only as a coach but in other areas of my life as well. It challenged me to be a better coach, teacher, and person. I know as coaches we pour so many hours into our sport and our players that we don’t take the time to spend time on ourselves. This event was an opportunity for CLN and the magnificent speakers to pour into me. In the coaching profession you tend to get burned out and worn down and this event helped to refresh and motivate me. It gave me key principals and priceless wisdom to help to improve me as a coach and an equip me to be a positive influential figure to my players. Some specific takeaways that really helped my coaching this year were as follows:
Some of the specific things I mentioned above had a positive impact on my coaching. I also took more time to build on the relationship piece with my players and students. I made time for more one on one interaction. I know sometimes as coaches we put too much value on a player’s performance so I made a conscientious effort to spend just as much time on a players personal life as I did on their sport. I highly recommend the 2019 CLN event to any coach on any level. This is a first class event with first class speakers. I know as coaches we are extremely busy with very little free time but I encourage any coaches out there to make this event a top priority! You will learn valuable information and feel energized as you walk out those doors.
Jeremy Muyres is a health and physical education teacher at Peachtree Ridge. He is also the strength and conditioning coordinator for the Peachtree Ridge football team. He has been teaching and coaching sports for the past 10 years. His areas of specialized expertise are working with student-athletes in strength and conditioning as well as coaching and mentoring players on and off the football field. Jeremy is a graduate of Georgia Institute of Technology and majored in Business Management. Jeremy is very active with Fellowship of Christian Athletes continues his involvement in FCA as the school’s club sponsor. He is also an annual speaker at Gwinnett Student Leadership Team’s summer summit.
In 2015, Coach Muyres started a new movement called the “I Am a Difference Maker project,” which brings awareness to the importance of serving others while creating opportunities that allow us to make a difference. The project has spread to multiple schools throughout the state of Georgia and he is looking forward to spreading the project nationwide. To find out more about this program click here