Playing the Game of Failure with Jake Boss Jr.



There are very few things in life where you can fail 7 out of 10 times and still be considered a success.


Baseball just happens to be one of them and Jake Boss Jr has spent his life in what he calls the game of failures.  I got a chance to sit down with him and talk about what he's looking for when he's evaluating potential recruits.  As well as dig into how he personal works through failure and what he does to help his team get through failures.


We also spend some time talking about goal setting and how Jake used smaller five year goals to build a road map to his ultimate goal of becoming a head coach at a major university like Michigan State.  Coach Boss will tell you that this is his dream position and it's something that has been made even better by the fact that he gets to share it with his family.  Especially his dad Jake Boss Sr. who has served as a volunteer coach at MSU after a hall of fame coaching career himself.


Topics covered in this episode:

  • What do you look for when evaluating players?
  • Are parents mudding up the process?
  • Was this your ultimate goal?
  • How did you handle failure and how do you teach your team to handle failure?