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Monday’s Just Got a Whole Lot Better
This is The Monday Morning Coach, a newsletter about a coach’s perspective on life to motivate your Monday’s.
We’ve all been there before: the dreaded Monday morning. Whether its a Monday after a weekend full of losses and disappointments, or wins and excitement, or a classic case of “the weekend simply wasn’t long enough”, Monday mornings can understandably be filled with dread. Just the thought of refocusing and doing the week all over again is physically, mentally, and emotionally taxing.
Coaches find a way to get back on track, build from last week’s mistakes, and help their athletes seize the week’s opportunity. It’s literally our job. And there’s always that one coach who seems to always be motivated and has never seen a bad Monday. I’m not that coach. In fact, many of us fear the dreaded Monday mornings, too. We’re not like that one coach who always seems to be on. We spend all our physical, mental, and emotional efforts trying to remind athletes of the great opportunities in front of them that we sometimes forget we have those same opportunities.
And that’s the reason for The Monday Morning Coach. This is a space where coaches can grab their cups of coffee while they’re sitting in that quiet coaches office Monday morning attempting to find the inspiration and energy necessary to get the best out of themselves and their athletes.
But this isn’t only a space for coaches. Athletes, parents, teachers, nurses, business owners, stay-at-home parents, pilots, and anyone else in-between are welcome to this Monday morning motivation. That’s the beauty of what I get to do coaching high school sports. We coach sports, yes, but that’s not the goal. Our goal—at least for me and many of the colleagues I’ve coached with—is to coach the heart and help build better people. So even if you’re not a coach, The Monday Morning Coach is for you.
The Monday Morning Coach is for anyone who is need of a quick boost and reminder that their life and all that encompasses it (your job, family, pleasures, disappointments, frustrations) has purpose.
My name is Timothy (Coach) Thomas. I’ve been teaching (social studies) and coaching (football, basketball, track and field, and golf) for ten years, all at Timber Creek High School in Keller ISD, Texas. I am currently the head girls track and field coach, and an assistant cross country coach.
I am a staff writer for Christ and Pop Culture Magazine (seven years) and I just started a column for them called The Coaches Box where I critique cultural happenings in sports from a coaches perspective. I’ve also written some feature editorials and essays for the Star-Telegram, The Witness, Christianity Today, and Rapzilla.
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