Our goal is to try to get out and watch our athletes on the field or court at least once a season so over the last few weekends Coach Pablo and I have had the pleasure of watching them in action. Most of the time that means divide and conquer but sometimes we get to travel together and talk about what we see in the moment. There are a few reasons why we make these trips. First and foremost, we want to support the kids that put the time and work in at Trident. We want them and their parents to know that we care about each and every athlete that walks in the door. Secondly, we want to make sure that what we are coaching is translating to the field.
Parents, Coaches and the Athletes themselves provide valuable feedback but there is nothing like seeing it with your own eyes. Most of the Athletes come two or three times a week where we observe their progress at the facility on a regular basis. The second part of that equation, if feasible, is to see them play and get a better understanding how the progress they make at the facility translates to the field or court. As we watch our athletes compete we can pinpoint whether they are moving well from an athletic perspective and where they still need to improve. It also shows us how they are moving compared to the other athletes on the field. Finally, I am not going to lie… we enjoy watching our kids play and be successful. I believe it makes us better coaches and helps us provide a better product for our athletes, but it sure doesn’t feel like work.