What’s Your Identity?

Good teams and programs have an identity.  The identity is usually based on what the coach believes in and their teams typically execute that identity consistently season after season.

People may describe a basketball team with a positive identity as “tough”, “defensive minded”, “shoot the three well”.  I always wanted my teams to be known for three things.  Play Hard, Play Defense, Play Together.

Every team and every program have an identity.  The good programs identity is well planned, effective and usually results in consistently winning. 

Programs that do not have a clear identity are easy to spot too.  Their identity is that they have no true identity.  They just exist and often look in disarray.

How about you?  When people see you do they know what you stand for?  How will they describe you?  Every day you are living your identity.  Make sure it is a consistent and positive (winning) identity.

I’m cheering for you.

#leadership #motivation #coaching
#basketball #bebetter #beblessed


Published by toddagordon

Currently in his 37th year in the education field. Currently the District Activities Director at Greene County Community Schools in Jefferson, Iowa. Celebrating 37 years of marriage with Deb. Deb works remotely as the Assistant Controller for Treynor (IA) State Bank. We have 3 kids, two son in laws, a daughter in law, two wonderful grandsons, Jonathan and Parker, and three lovely granddaughters, Mia, Madison and Faye. Nicole and Brett are parents to Jonathan and Madison, and are working in ministry in Urbandale, IA. AJ and Regan live in Waukee, IA. A.J. currently works for Thrivent after a few years coaching college basketball including winning a National Championship as an Assistant Men's Basketball Coach at Graceland University. Regan is a Kindergarten teacher with the Des Moines Public Schools at Hubbell Elementary School. Abby and Anthony are parents to Parker and Mia and they outside of Ogden, IA. Abby works as a Physical Therapy Assistant and Anthony works for a landscaping company.

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