Championship Thinking in Sports

Jim Meier

Championship Thinking in Sports – Great Coaches Listen with the Head and Heart: Here’s How

Do you want to learn how to be a better listener? Tune in! Guest Rex Sanders* Executive Director, Texas High School Baseball Coaches Association, has agreed to be an active student-teacher for this show with host Jim Meier leading the ‘clinic’. No one argues that one attribute of great coaching is the ability to effectively listen with both the head and the heart. Nor, based on studies I’ve read and discussions I’ve had, have many coaches received listening training. “Listen Up” does not count! Jim has taught listening skills for 36 years. In this show he will a) explain why most people are poor listeners, b) teach the six step listening L.A.D.D.E.R. and c) differentiate between head listening and heart listening. Listening exercise and examples will be given *Rex will also give tips, methods and examples of how he learned to be a better listener and questioner based on 37 years as a HS history teacher and 34 years HS coaching-baseball and football.