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To forge special relationships with some of the players is why we get into coaching in the first place. Both are diligent people that want the team to have success.
We begin with getting to know his strengths and where we can assist his learning pathway. This is done by an assessment that is formal and informal.
Through this diagnosis, we match the type of learner each individual naturally wants to be exposed to. Harnessed with this information, we teach in that way i.e. kinaesthetic, auditory, and visual.
This can be expressed with different mediums during and after meetings and practices. With numerous teaching technologies and communications that are assessable nowadays, we can send various components of the game plan in a way he prefers to digest it.
For me, the definition that encompasses a “player-oriented coach” is simply that we take an active interest in that player as a person first.
We understand that through the process of becoming a better man, we win. Reciprocally, through the process of winning, we become better men.
Our “process” which includes our philosophy, standards and values assists in this growth as a man individually and collectively as a team.
Being able to return to a quality organization that cares about people and winning.
Our owner Bob Young and CEO Scott Mitchell grant us the resources and the means to compete for championships year in and year out.
The ability to be a part of Coach Steinauer’s vision and culture was easy!
He has high personal character and our philosophical approaches to winning football games are aligned. The chance to be in an environment that values individuality under the team construct was appealing.
Moreover, this atmosphere of competition with oneself and others challenges you to be greater than the day before. It was too great to pass up!
I’m extremely grateful and humbled to come to work with Coach O and the rest of the quality staff that he has assembled.
To forge special relationships with some of the players is why we get into coaching in the first place.
Both are diligent people that want the team to have success. Everyone sees the tangible things that they bring to the team by their own individual successes experienced on the field.
However, most fans do not see the intangible things that they bring daily to their respective profession, the attention to detail, the daily contagious positive energy, and the mentorship of other players.
It’s one thing to challenge and increase yourself daily but true greatness is shown when you make others around you better and more responsible. Both of these men do that in their own distinct way.
To watch how both have grown and evolved as men, husbands and now fathers is a tremendous honour to watch and hopefully, we have had a part in that development.
That starts with Coach O’s culture and ethos.
We try to coach everyone daily with the same enthusiasm and expectations.
This, in turn, validates that everyone is important and we are counting on you every minute and every day – no matter where you sit on the depth chart.
Roles will change and opportunities will come but we must be ready when fate knocks at the proverbial door.
Defeat is a part of our business – I certainly don’t like it! – But it’s the reality.
We must take each experience and evaluate it, dissect it, and see where mistakes could have been avoided or opportunities could be exploited.
Only after critically examining and gaining feedback can you utilize that information for fuel and advancement. These steps must be accomplished no matter what the outcome of the individual game was.
By handling victories and defeats just the same can propel you and your team back for another opportunity to win!
It was tremendous to have the opportunity to speak with Hamilton Tiger-Cats Offensive Coordinator Tommy Condell. He is a man of great character and it shows in the success he has had in his coaching career. What the Tiger-Cat organization has been able to do in the last year has set them up for long term success with their coaching young and strong coaching staff remaining in place. His reputation as a player’s coach shows in the strong bonds he has formed with players he has coached for many years and some for only a few. Tommy Condell is a great role model for young coaches looking to become great in the realm of football.
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