Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Beyond X's and O's: Player, Coach, Ambassador Dave Huntley
In striving to win, Huntley is introspective in two distinct categories. Primarily, he’s committed to lacrosse for the long haul, and in so doing, he challenges himself to keep learning. Of his commitment, he says, “You never stop learning.” But his focus on development doesn’t stop with being up to date with the hottest man-up formations. Huntley’s commitment to learning has more to do with relationships. He puts his spin on an age-old maxim, declaring, “They won’t know how much you care unless you take the time to know them.” Everything starts with knowing your guys, understanding them as people, familiarizing yourself with their goals, their lives, their ambitions. For Huntley, coaching is learning about people, how they are as individuals and how they interact as a team.