A Coaching Staff Retreat


I hope all of you are off to a great start in this new year.

A new year brings new hope.

Some of you have just finished your season, some are in the middle, some are about to start … so the timing of this email is different for all of you but …

At some point in your year, the off-season is probably the most convenient but it can happen at any time, a coaching staff retreat/gathering should be an essential part of growing that virtue of hope.


For his annual staff retreat, Texas A&M-Commerce head coach Coby Carthel took his staff, their wives and children to Peninsula Ranch on Lake Tawokoni a half hour’s drive southwest of Commerce, one of the best catfish lakes in the country.


Some elements that should be a part of every staff retreat are:

1. Personal sharing - communication about goals, hopes, dreams, disappointments
2. Review the strengths and weaknesses, highs and lows of the past season
3. Make a concerted effort to genuinely listen to one another and strive to see things from their point of view as well.
4. Establish an intentional and structured plan to accomplish your goals, your hopes for this upcoming season.
5. Do something fun together.

Our lives are so, so, so busy and we very often do not have the time to let others communicate what is going on in their lives, their hearts, their families …

This year, make it a point to gather your whole coaching staff together and spend some time talking and listening to one another.

You will be glad you did.

If you would like some help organizing one we are happy to lend a hand. Just respond to this email or call me at 859.512.2572

Virtue = Strength, Lou Judd 
Our Virtue By Email Program will give you the practical and structured tools to provide all your coaches with a proven methodology that is easy to use. Each email comes with a virtue, the definition, story, discussion questions, quotes, resolutions, a video clip and a high resolution image like this one__