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Marc Trestman On Yelling At Players

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NFL Coach Marc Trestman is a PCA National Advisory Board Member. Trestman has 28 years of coaching experience in the NFL, Canadian Football League and collegiately. He is also the author of Perseverance: Life Lessons on Leadership and Teamwork.

This clip, taken from an interview prepared exclusively for PCA, emphasizes Trestman’s utmost respect for his players and fellow coaches. As he says here, “I don’t yell at players, but I’m passionate at them.” He defines yelling as being degrading, demeaning and insulting, things that don’t happen on his team.

Trestman admits that football is a highly emotional environment that can sweep people up, so he’s certainly yelled and said things in the past that he regrets. When this does happen, he takes a vulnerable approach and apologizes as soon as possible. Ultimately, he believes that if you respect the coaches and athletes you work with, you should be able to maintain a level of respect when you speak to them.

To see the full interview, click here.