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My Two Cents: Ownership

Auguste Roc

Coaches are very often the difference between which team will be successful and which team will not.

Expected to effectively prepare their teams, coaches rule by conducting exercises and proposing situations which develop and improve a player's physical, mental, strategic and athletic abilities. Referred to by some as the master's of X's and O's, coaches are recognized as having an affinity for detail and an obsession for discipline, more importantly, they are accepted as leaders who are expected to forward the action and advance the objective of winning the game.

A few of us have been lucky enough at one time or another, to benefit from the generosity of a talented coach, teacher, mentor or friend; a force that has emerged when we needed it most to forward our action and nudge us to play our better game.

But -

What do you do in those moments when you are alone on the court; when you are standing in the middle of the field with no sign of help coming - no coach to call the next play?

History will confirm and reveal that great men will always ultimately be required to look within, calling on themselves at times to champion a worthy cause.

When the battle heats up and you still hope to succeed; when you're looking for your help and for whatever reason, there isn't anyone else there -

figure out a way that you can help yourself.

Develop and improve your own physical, mental and strategic abilities.

Sometimes you've just got to coach yourself about whether you will or whether you won't. Sometimes you've got to be the one to emerge as -

the singular force to be reckoned with...

That's my two cent's (for whatever it's worth).

Auguste Roc

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