Do you feel that you have to verbally “tear players down” in order to “build them up"? While it is important to be yourself, you must control your temper when frustrating things happen. As a young coach, I chose a coaching ministry verse to help me keep things in perspective regarding the way I spoke to my players. James 1:20 says, “For the wrath of man does not produce the righteousness of God” (NKJV). God challenged me with this verse. I realized that if I wanted to see His righteousness developed in the lives of those athletes He had entrusted to my care, I couldn’t be spewing my wrath over them while coaching. Regardless of your personality type, you must manifest a Spirit-controlled temperament.
Coach Dennis Scott