Q: Why would my coach move me if I’ve had great starts at my old position?

Q: Why would my coach move me if I’ve had great starts at my old position?

It’s hard for many players and parents to understand but most coaches want to win just as much as you job, and their job actually depends on winning.

A position move may be necessary for a few reasons. There may have been an injury, suspension or benching that leaves a deficiency at another position, and moving you to fill that gap may be a better option than bumping up the backup. Your backup may be a better backup than the backup at the other position. Or, by moving you to another position and moving up your backup, your coach may feel he has an overall stronger roster.

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Coaches usually make decisions based on what is best for their team. Not what is necessarily best for each individual player.

Position changes can play out in your best interest, and the transition is easiest when you don’t fight the decision and instead focus on becoming a master of the fundamentals of your new position. Take the new challenge on with a great attitude, and see where the move takes you!

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A.P. Bah Bioh brings over 16 seasons of experience to 1,001 Recruit Tips, having worked for some of the best recruiters in sports, including three "National Coach of the Year" winners -- Urban Meyer, Frank Haith and Jim Larranaga -- along with 70+ NCAA coaches while at Elon University, UNC-Chapel Hill, the University of Florida and the University of Miami. Working primarily with football and men's basketball, Bah Bioh also spent time working with Olympic Sport coaching staffs including softball, women's lacrosse, fencing, golf, tennis and rowing. Bah Bioh has been part of numerous championships including the 2007 Florida Gator BCS National Championship; 2006 Florida Gator SEC Football Championship; the 2013 ACC Men's Basketball Championship and Sweet 16 NCAA Tourney run with the Miami Hurricanes that included both tournament and regular-season ACC titles; a 2002 UNC ACC Women's Lacrosse Championship and Final Four finish; a 2001 UNC ACC Softball championship and as a senior, was part of the 1999 Elon Football team that finished with a 9-2 record, one of the best seasons in program history. Over the years, Bah Bioh has worked with over 30 first-round draft selections (NFL, NBA, MLB) and numerous players who went on to sign professional contracts including Tim Tebow, Cam Newton, Rex Grossman, Percy Harvin, Mike and Markuice Pouncey, Shane Larkin, Joe Haden and many more!