All members of the JCU Community are invited to the next installment the Alumni Author Series. Join us as Brian Polian ’97 discusses his book Coaching and Teaching Generation Z.
Thursday, February 11, 2021
In coaching vernacular, a relationship guy is someone who performs at their peak when they have meaningful relationships and bonds with the coaches they work with every day. In reality, this concept is not exclusive to athletics. All people have an inherent desire to be close to others. We are all relationship guys. Brian Polian has been coaching college football at the highest levels for over 20 plus years. He has traveled the country recruiting elite student-athletes and working with them on a daily basis in the highly competitive and pressure-filled world of college athletics. In that time, he has witnessed a dramatic shift in how best to effectively teach and develop young people. Generation Z is different from their predecessors and the failure to recognize that and to adjust will put any person that works with them at a disadvantage. In order to effectively teach or coach Generation Z, establishing and maintaining healthy relationships with them must be the first priority.
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