Lately, I have been feeling esoteric and trying to discover ways that are beyond the usual buzz words to describe what we do in education. Yesterday, I began writing a book/package that will help me explain my coaching philosophy and when I can to the part about coaching the “whole athlete” I began wondering what exactly that meant. What is a whole athlete or student? How can I define what the means? Is it really just an empty buzzword that we throw around because it sounds nice?