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KISS

The Power to Ignore Coach Fox sees everything. An athlete is joking around with a teammate before practice-Coach Fox sees it. An athlete is 30 seconds late for practice-Coach Fox sees it. An athlete almost executes a difficult maneuver making only one mistake-Coach Fox sees and calls the athlete our for the mistake. But great coaches have the ability to see the things that need to be seen. Put simply, they have the power to ignore. This skill reflects their mastery of the situations that arise during the course of a season. Whether at practice, during a game, or off the field, they have the ability to look at a situation and respond appropriately. As coaches we could potentially stop every repetition in every drill. Great coaches know when to stop that drill and why it should be stopped. They understand their power to choose to stop practice when a mistake occurs or to choose to let the action continue.