Coach Pete

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Attitude or Atta-Dude, What’s this all about

What kind of an attitude does your son or daughter have? When your swimmer comes home from practice do they complain about how tough Coach was on them? Or do they come to you and say, “Mom what a great workout we had today.” Or do they ever talk about it at all? The difference between a good attitude and a bad attitude is very prevalent in this scenario.

In my most recent article I referred to the work ethic of world class swimmers and their desire to work hard. One of the most important aspects of this type of desire is ATTITUDE or as I like to refer to it as ATTA-DUDE! Swimmers who are in this atta-dued frame of mind know that when their Coach is on their back to train harder and swim faster, they realize that he/she cares about them and only wants to get the very best out of them.

Swimmers who come home complaining that the coach doesn’t like me he is always picking on me have the wrong slant on what it’s all about. They are developing a bad attitude to training properly.

Coaches work hard on trying to develop good relationships with all their swimmers. We do our job every day to get the very best out of each of our swimmers…This is what you pay us to do!

What we ask is to be supportive of the ATTA-DUDE in your swimmer, when they complain try to turn their negatives into a positive. Please don’t join them in the bad attitude… 

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December 20, 2007 Posted by | Parents | 1 Comment