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The Best Coaches Treat All Players Fairly, Not Necessarily Equally

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Among the most diverse broadcasters in U.S. sports, PCA National Advisory Board Member Ted Robinson (@tedjrobinson) has broadcast from nine Olympics and is currently the radio play-by-play announcer for the San Francisco 49ers.

He has covered boxing; canoeing; equestrian; golf; hockey; skiing; speed skating; swimming and diving; and triathlon. Additionally, he has broadcast from Wimbledon and The French Open and served as the voice of Major League Baseball’s Minnesota Twins, New York Mets, Oakland Athletics, San Francisco Giants and The Baseball Network. Ted also serves as the voice in PCA’s Double-Goal Coach® Online Course.

Witnessing thousands of coaches throughout his career, Ted notices that the best coaches treat all their athletes fairly...but not necessarily equally. Coaches must decide how to work with each athletes based on Individual relationships and the needs of all players and the team as a whole. Key to all that is the coach's ability to listen to each player and for all players to feel like their voices are heard.