By Coach Brittany
I feel that being a part of a sports team my whole life has shaped me into the person I am today. I was faced with many obstacles, highs, and lows, and I believe that every experience has helped me grow into the coach and person I have become. I’ve always loved the “team” aspect of life, and I was able to hang on to that as I coached at UHart and now I have transitioned here to RF with that same feeling of being a part of something that is bigger than myself. There have been so many coaches, former teammates, and former athletes that I have come across throughout my 18 years of playing sports and 3.5 years of being a Strength and Conditioning Coach that had such an impact on who I am today. My goal is to be an inspiration, motivator, or a positive influence on everyone that I meet or coach.
I believe that my role here on earth is to positively impact those that I meet in any way that I can. I truly love what I do and cherish all the relationships and friendships I make along the way. When I left the University of Hartford on September 3rd, I then realized how much of an impact I had left on some of those kids that I worked with for only 2 weeks or up to 4 years. There is no amount of education that can prepare you to do your job well; experience is what makes you grow. Being put into uncomfortable situations is what made me learn how to effectively coach, and it comes hand in hand with life. Growing up, you have no idea how to pay taxes, buy a house, or raise a child, but when you’re put in that position, you learn and grow.
I love hearing about success stories of others that I’ve met, and hearing from former friends/teammates/athletes. Little things like that goes a long way, and I truly cherish every moment as a coach, friend, coworker, or significant other. Every situation in life challenges you and shapes you into the person you become, and that’s why I love coaching. It has helped me in so many ways to be the person I am today.