Congratulations! You just accepted your first coaching gig! This is an exciting time for you, I'm sure. There are some surprises around the corner that I’d like to share with you. I don't want to spoil everything for you, but you're going to want to take some notes. 1) Your players don't care how good you were as a player.
They don't. They really, really don't. You will quickly learn a harsh lesson: It's not about you any longer. If your athletes can’t pass a free ball, it doesn’t matter that you’re a former pro player. The best thing you can do is check your ego at the door and approach everything from here on out as a learning experience.