Coaching Philosophy: Every Coach Needs One

Geekwire’s Taylor Sopire examines Pete Carroll’s coaching philosophy.

He details why Pete Carroll is one of the best coaches working today.

The trajectory of Carroll’s coaching career changed after he read a John Wooden book. The book convinced him that success would be determined by the quality of his plan and the depth of his conviction.

I couldn’t close that book fast enough,” Carroll said at a Seahawks Town Hall event on Wednesday in Seattle. “I was immediately affected by the book. … Once [Wooden] figured out his plan, once he knew exactly what was important to him and he knew how to best represent the core of his being and his coaching, nobody could touch him.”

The article goes on to articulate Carroll’s coaching philosophy, but there’s a bigger point for coaches:

Each coach must create her own philosophy and articulate it as clearly as possible to team, staff and all.

The ability to do so can influence the outcome of the game, season or program.

Sopire’s article is a great read to glean more of Carroll’s philosophy.

Another Point of View on Carrol’s Coaching Philosophy

Check out this first hand account from Richard Sherman  at The Player’s Tribune if you want to read a player’s perspective on Carroll.

“Sometimes, when we bring new guys in and they see the way we practice and the way Coach Carroll runs things, they say, “Is it always like this?”

Yes. We have fun at practice. We compete every day. We keep it loose, and when it’s time to go to work, we go to work. All Coach Carroll requires of us is that we do our jobs and be ourselves, because that’s the reason all of us are here — because of who we are as individuals as well as football players.”

 Also, you might enjoy seeing this video which clearly show’s Carrol’s approach to training.

*Practice is Everything Learning How the Seahawks Practices (Youtube)

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