Developing a Self-Control Routine

No matter how much you intend to Honor the Game, there will be moments as a coach when you feel yourself losing your temper. So how can you keep your cool when you start to get upset? Create a specific routine that helps you control your emotions, and share this routine with your fellow coaches so they can support you.

What ideas do you have for a self-control routine?

Self-Control Ideas


Count to 10 in your head.


Take a deep breath.


Check in with your assistant coach.


Turn calmly away.


Use self-talk, like “I am a role model. I can rise above this!”