I must admit, I’m a hugger. Throughout my teaching and coaching career, I have always been someone who gives a hug, a friendly pat on the back or even an easy slap on the shoulder to make a point. Obviously, I was very careful with how it was done and in what circumstances, but today we are in a different world, as we all know.
So, my question is this: do you still hug your athletes? Why or why not? Some but not others? When or when not? We all want what is best for our athletes to get the best performance out of them. Your thoughts??