Positive Coaching Alliance: Joe Maddon on the value of composure

Positive Coaching Alliance: Joe Maddon on the value of composure

Editor’s Note: This article was submitted by Players First partner Positive Coaching Alliance. It first appeared in the Dev Zone.

In this video, former MLB National League Manager of the Year and 2016 World Series Champion Chicago Cubs manager, Joe Maddon, explains how maintaining composure gives teams a competitive advantage. Maddon explains how a team’s composure starts with the coach, but it is important for every single player to remember the team wide effects of maintaining composure. 

Maddon discusses how a player in a frustrating situation, such as being moved to the bench for a game, missing a penalty, or scoring an own goal, keeping their composure, has a weighted positive effect on the entire team. On the contrary, losing composure and becoming emotional or lashing out often has a negative impact. 

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