In this week’s podcast we welcome Travis Daugherty, a coach, teacher, speaker, and author of Hidden Talent: Uncovering What Really Makes a Champion a Champion.We discuss how sports should bring families together, the importance of knowing your “why” as a coach, and why it is crucial to know the difference between talent and ability.

Other Highlights from the Discussion:

  • Making mistake as a young coach can help you later in your coaching career
  • What do you do when winning doesn’t fulfill you like you thought it would
  • Asking an athlete, “How would you practice if you were already the champion?”
  • Why do champions do better than others?
  • “You are not born a winner or a loser, you are born a chooser.”
  • A coachable spirit is important for athletes AND coaches
  • Being a great teammate in a high-stakes environment
  • Confusing Talent with Ability
Travis’s first book,The LENS: Raising a Champion Athlete and Man in Today’s Myopic World (2017), focuses on developing champion athletes and people through sports.
Travis served as a high school basketball coach in the state of Indiana for 14 years, where his teams won nearly 200 games. He was honored as the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association Coach of the Year in 2008.  Travis also serves as the Assistant Director and Leadership Development Speaker for Higher Level Father-Son Basketball Camps. He and his wife Jessica have three kids: Aden, Owen, and Leah.

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