Hacking, when people hear that word it brings up a lot of negative connotations, but is it really that bad, ultimately it all depends on the intent.
For when one looks at it:
Mentalists and Magicians are hackers
Social Engineers are hackers
Locksmiths are hackers
Teachers are hackers
Why not Sports Coaches?
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Because isn’t that what one is trying to do to the mind and the brain, to hack it, find those short cuts to improve and increase the speed of learning in one’s players, why not, for:
Fundamentally, coaching is about hacking the human mind and speeding up the learning and improvement process