Winning might not be everything, but it is an integral part of the athletics experience. After all, there’s always going to be a winner or a loser in the end. How do you put into perspective something that is so fundamental to the experience for student-athletes? Parker’s exceptional coaches have mastered the craft of practicing with purpose and allowing the winning to take care of itself.
I coach my players to focus on the process instead of results. Don’t focus on the wins, focus on what you’re doing to get those winsAudra Dent
This idea of “process versus results” is important in athletics — whether it be middle school, high school, or college level. And it is true of all sports, from team-oriented sports like volleyball, football, and basketball, to more individual sports like track and field and sailing.
“I just want our team to grow as much as possible individually on and off the court. I encourage our kids to make errors. I always say, ‘If you’re not making errors you’re not learning fast enough,’” says Herman.