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Sharalee Burr
Sharalee L. Burr, Coach
425-431-5693


Coaching Philosophy

“When excellence is the goal, everyone is a winner.”  - John Wooden

 Coaching is more than teaching an athlete to play a sport; it’s learning how to help an individual and team strive for excellence through fundamentals, confidence, character, and life lessons.

 Excellence is achieved by each teammate daily making the commitment to strive to do their best and to become the best they are capable of becoming with the skills and talents they possess.  They must strive for perfection, without fear of failure.  If a team’s goal is to strive for excellence at every practice and match, the team will be successful no matter the win/loss record.

Fundamentals are the most crucial part of a team’s success.  They are the building blocks or principles that make everything in the game of volleyball work effectively.  For a team to be fundamentally sound, there must be immediate and appropriate feedback from coaches, a desire from the players’ to correctly learn the fundamentals, and the discipline to apply the fundamentals in practices and matches.

 Confidence is the maker or breaker of a team.  Confidence enables an individual to perform to the best of his/her ability.  It gives the athlete freedom to perform without fearing failure.  Confidence is also the combination of mental and physical toughness as well as the skills gained from hours of deliberate practice and practicing correctly.  A quote that I live by as a coach is, “For lack of training they lacked knowledge.  For lack of knowledge, they lacked confidence.  For lack of confidence, they lacked victory.”

 “Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.”  Character plays a huge role in the realm of sports.  It is not only developed through athletics but also revealed.  As a coach, I want to daily model upstanding character and help develop character in athletes through character education.  Teamwork, integrity, sportsmanship, respect, responsibility, commitment, discipline, honesty, perseverance, and leadership are all traits that should be portrayed whether a person is on the court, in the classroom, in the spotlight, or behind closed doors.  Character will always represent the sum of a personality; what one is, what one has done, and what one will do. 

Coach Burr

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