Sport Meeting Class Presentation

SPORT MANAGEMENT CLASS

WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO TURN AROUND AN ATHLETIC PROGRAM

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BEFORE BEGIN TO ANSWER THAT QUESTION, PREFACE – 3 THINGS

1) BACKGROUND

When first came to Greenville – Kirk Talley – Doug consult – my hiring

2) USE OF PLAQUES – REASON Keep in face, keep in front of teams face

Deuteronomy 6 – program direction must be on your heart, impress them on your players, talk about them everywhere and everyday, post them in visible places

3) PHILOSOPHICAL POSITIONS (“words” ……..generate actions)

Concept of being vs doing (inside vs outside, internal vs external positions)

The inside drives the outside (the invisible drives the visible)

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WHAT ARE THE “INSIDES” (Heart Attitudes)

1) VISION (“Dreams”) – Where are you headed as a program (4 plaques)

2) MISSION STATEMENT – Who are you and what do you want to become as a program (being vs doing) – (1 plaque)

* Example – Game Program – “In all things, at all times, to the glory of god”

3) PRINCIPLES – What are the concepts that will impact conduct (5 plaques) – write them down, make them visible, and review them continually

WHAT ARE THE “OUTSIDES” (What external actions will be generated by these internal philosophical positions)

1) GOALS – what do you want to accomplish as a program (doing vs being)

Definition of Goals – dreams are things you can see, but not touch. Goals are things you can touch today (things you can “be and do” today)

THREE AREAS OF GOALS

a) Character (2 plaques)

b) Servant Leadership (5 plaques)

c) Work and Perseverance (4 plaques)

HOW DO YOU MANAGE

1) The Outer Circle – Those above you – administration and faculty

2) The Inner Circle – Those below you – coaching staff, other support personnel and the players

* Or said another way – What are the critical elements of your relationships with those in the College who are above you in the Outer Circle, and how do you manage those in the College who are below you in the Inner Circle

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1) How do you relate to those above you (Outer Circle) admin and faculty

Coaching Point #1 – Have an attitude of partnering and co-laboring with them (work together)

Primary issue of our first year – bridge building with admin and faculty

First, get them to believe in me (must believe in the leadership)

Secondly, get them to believe in the vision and mission (stated above)

Coaching Point #2 – I needed to share the vision of the institution (GC)

c) Concept of “Life Transformation” through higher education

d) Concept of student athletes……………..”athletes as students”

2) How do you relate with those below you (Inner Circle). This Consists of:

a) Relations with the coaching staff and other support personnel

b) Relations with the players

Preface Coaching Point – Regarding your influencing the Inner Circle (your coaches and players), your success will be linked to four things……….what I call “the Buy-in”, “The Warning”, “the Rub” and “The Cost”
THE “BUY IN’” (3 plaques)

THE WARNING (1 plaque)

THE RUB (1 plaque)

THE COST (1 plaque)

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a) Relations with the coaching staff and other support personnel

Coaching point – If the coaching staff is on the same page, the players will come around (Buy In)…………..it’s just a matter of time (Lead and recruit)

FOR THERE TO BE PROPER ORDER AND AUTHORITY IN YOUR PROGRAM TO ALLOW FOR GODS POWER TO MOVE IN FULLNESS, THE FOLLOWING ISSUES MUST BE UNDERSTOOD BY ALL

Belief vs Unbelief

Submission vs Unsubmission

Unity vs Disunity

Selflessness vs Selfishness

Humility vs Pride and Rebellion

b) Relations with the players

THE TOTAL PACKAGE (10 plaques)

The “We vs I”

The Expectations

The Responsibilities

The Disciplines

The Benefits

COACHING PHILOSOPHY (1 plaque)

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