Sean McVay leads digital chalk speak for soccer coaches at SoCal Excessive College faculty
The influence a coach can have is unparalleled.
For the second year in a row, Los Angeles Rams head coach Sean McVay hosted a virtual “chalk talk” leadership summit for over 150 high school football coaches from various schools across Southern California.
“It is important that we understand the power of our influence,” said McVay as he opened the discussion. “What makes great leaders? They make situations and people around them better.”
During the hour-long session, McVay discussed his coaching journey and leadership philosophy, and encouraged high school coaches to establish a solid culture for their programs and understand the impact they have on their athletes.
“Everyone wants to feel believed,” said McVay. “We have a great opportunity to positively influence and influence these children. For me, I know the boys who have always had the greatest influence, apart from my parents and my grandparents, [were] my trainers. “
In the second half of the session, Voice of the Rams JB Long answered questions from the participating trainers. The focus of the conversation was on character, communication, the design of a process and constant commitment to this process.
“Consistency is the truest measure of performance,” said McVay, who then closed the session with one of his favorite excerpts from a book by the late John Wooden.
“He ultimately defined success as having a calm mind … that is the result of complacency in competing to the best of your ability,” said McVay.
McVay left one last piece of encouraging news for the coaches.
“One of my favorite things to say [is]and I’ve heard from Mike Shanahan, ‘Hard times don’t last, hard people do,’ and that’s what we really want to embody for our teams. “
As of June 2020, Coach McVay has chalked up his virtual chalk talks to more than 370 high school football coaches across Southern California.
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For more information on the Rams’ outreach programs, please visit www.therams.com/community.