How To Throw The Best Coaching Tantrum

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How To Throw The Best Coaching Tantrum
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We know why you are here. You've been coaching for a while, and no one seems to respect you.

The players think your triangle offense is the name of your college band. The press calls you timid and a weak role model. Even the fans think your emotional level is permanently set on Jim Caldwell.

Look at Bob Knight. Everyone respects him. He's a legend in college basketball. If he said he was coming back to coach, most schools would carry their current guy out of the gym to get Mr. Knight. What can you do to be more like the three-time NCAA champion?

Hi, I'm Ross Lipschultz and welcome to the wide world of tantrums. Call it a tirade, rant or hissy fit, but the tantrum is a classic coaching action. It commands attention and shows the world, which is clearly against you, that you are not to be messed with.

Yes, I know you just screamed: "Ross, that's exactly what I want! Make me a terrific 'tirader!"

Slow down, turbo. First, stop talking to yourself.

Second, you've got to learn the 15 steps to throwing a tantrum, on and off the field. It may be tough, but with this guide, you'll make the crying infant version of yourself look like Queen Elizabeth.

So let's get mean.

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