August 19, 2014
WYC 014 Youth Basketball – Brent Kreid – ‘You’re the Leader, but it’s not about You’
What does it take to be a winning youth coach? Listen in as Brent Kreid shares coaching stories and discusses his journey to becoming a successful youth coach.
Brent is a school teacher and adminstator. He played high school football, basketball, and baseball and also played college baseball for 3 years. He has coached competitive youth sports for over 20 years. He is married and has 4 children: ages 18, 15, 13, and 10.
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▪ ‘The will to succeed is important, but what’s more important is the will to prepare’– Bobby Knight
Coaching your own Kid
▪ Know when to lean on another coach to communicate to your child
My ‘Cringe’ Moment
▪ ‘I thought there was success in incorporating a million things’ – Whether it’s a million rules, a million strategies, a million plans – early in his career Brent fell into the common trap of over-complicating things – he learned over time how much more effective it was to KEEP THINGS SIMPLE
Best Stolen Idea
- Worked with High School coach Dick Corn – Brent learned simplicity from him – Be great at 1 or 2 things vs. being good at 6 to 8. click to tweet!
HUGE IDEA #1:Tony Barone (Texas A&M, Creighton) – ‘You need to do something everyday to prepare you for your greatest challenge’ click to tweet!
Teaching Children & Keeping it Fun
HUGE IDEA #2: Brent shares an excellent shooting drill to teach the fundamental basketball stroke – to any age group – 5 and 6 year-olds, and all the way up to high school players: ‘L-sitting on a shelf, elbow above the eye, hand in the basket’
▪ Book: Leading with the Heart – Mike Krzyzewski
▪ A(E+E)=Success: Attitude x (Effort + Execution)
▪ Discipline – have to 1st figure out if it is a heart issue or a head issue – then the discipline is very individualized depending on all of the circumstances
Reward, Recognition, and Teambuilding
▪ Many kids’ love language is words of affirmation – they love public praise – in front of their teammates, their parents
- Brent shares a story of a young man who was afraid on the football field – and how proud he was as the boy continued to face his fear and his teammates rallied around him.
The One that Got Away
▪ Brent remembers a game from twenty years ago – 1994 he was a JV coach and specifically remembers his coaching mistake that let the game slip away.
▪ Book: The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership – John Maxwell
▪ Quote: ‘The will to succeed is important, but what’s more important is the will to prepare’– Bobby Knight
▪ ‘You’re the leader, but it’s not about you’
▪ Keep it simple!
▪ Enjoy yourself and have fun with it
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