Quin Snyder’s Takeaways from Seattle Seahawks Camp
(as read out loud by David Locke)
** Emphasis on developing your players: How is that defined? Maximizing individual potential.
The process by which this occurs is best when it operates as a partnership. We as coaches need to listen, and to help our players improve. This is more than skill development, although that is an important piece.
Sometimes that may mean having a vision for a player that could exceed their own hopes and expectations, whereas [it] also leads to the affirmative that practice is everything.
Maximizing potential is impossible without a commitment to practice. That commitment is most impactful when it is accompanied with passion.
[I] feel encouraged that we are following a path that resonates to [me].
** A strong and deep-seated belief in what you want your team to project will allow you to sustain consistency as a coach and a leader through periods of extreme adversity.
Our process-oriented approach to our team’s development as well as that of our individual players [is] important for the way we want to play. Our system reflects what I value as a coach, as well as personally.
Unselfishness, competitiveness, perseverance. The alignment of professional and personal allows for consistency and confidence in the face of whatever the results reflect.