We heard / knew from various sources that this year, at the Grand, Florin has received the ‘2009 ATA Shooting Coach of the Year’ award.
And yesterday it came in the mail – a box with Florin’s name on it and with another (smaller) box inside. And inside this second box – the award itself, one of the Tilden desk clocks.
2009 ATA Shooting Coach of the Year
“Coaching is an action,
not a title and
actions result in successes.”
I admired it for a while and I keep reading the quote on it… the more I read it, the more I wonder how it came to be on this award.
It is actually holding so much truth…
That’s exactly how I would define his past few years: as a continuous activity, a never-ending action. It is tiresome, sure, but it led him to this wonderful success: not the ‘title’ (how they so nicely define it) but the LearnTrapshooting teams and family. I am again and again awed by his energy, by his new and fresh ideas, by his drive.
I wonder sometimes where will we be in a few years, how will all this evolve.
I have high hopes – and I am prepared to help him pave this wonderful road to success: because that’s exactly what we are doing – building from scratch. I don’t know all the answers and I am sure the process will be sometimes perceived as hardship – but I am sure the success will be sweeter that way.
All I am sure of right now is that we are not alone – and we again thank all and every single person that helped in one way or another. Even a good word is a great help, trust me! We need more than just words, for sure, but we are as grateful for the encouragements we received throughout the year.
And a heartfelt thank you to whomever nominated Florin for this wonderful award. It is still a bit surreal – as the recognition comes from the highest level in our association… it is an honour and, as far as I know (I will check in the near future) it is going for the first time to a Canadian Coach! We are incredibly happy, honoured, and humbled. I am extremely happy his efforts have been awarded as such a high level – and for those who know us it will come as no surprise that I am not referring here at the award (or not only), but at the actual recognition of his actions.
So – as an LTS athlete, be proud: your Coach is THE BEST 🙂