Coach's Corner: Tom Radke 2/20
By Tom Radke Piper Head Coach
“If you can take one thing from each clinic session you participate in that will help your program, it was worth it.”
We’ve all heard this, and it’s true, but how do you do it? How do you make the most of your time, and make sure that you are really focusing on the information that will best serve your team, and your staff?
I will have gone to six clinics and listened to over 20 coaches this off-season alone. The information can be overwhelming, and it’s easy to lose your focus. If you aren’t careful, you can go thinking you’ll focus on player attitudes, and come away changing your defense.
Here are a few helpful hints that I compiled from some experienced coaches about how to best utilize the clinic season:
We are all in this business to make our athletes better and be the best we can be, so utilize the clinic season to better your program. I’m lucky, during the off season (and in season, for that matter), I pick the brain of my mentor, who happens to be my Dad, Myron Radke. He retired two years ago with over 30 years of coaching experience, and is the best mentor that I could have asked for (Thanks, Dad!).
Tom Radke is the head coach at Piper.
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