What are the things coaches do every day that makes them Special and effective ?
1- Develop as a coach at a faster rate than your athletes
Great coaches realize that success is a moving target and to stay relevant they must be committed to life-long learning, honest personal and professional evaluation and continuous improvement.
2- Make training more challenging
Effective coaches know that competition is not the time to find out where your athletes physical and mental limits are.
Training needs to be more challenging and more demanding – mentally,physically, technically, tactically,and emotionally.
3- Consolidate your creative thinking skills
Creativity is the defining difference between good coaches and great coaches. any coach can follow programs, great ones invent winning programs ,and in doing to create new directions and new ideas which in turn change the sport. Following others and trying to duplicate their success is a recipe for failure.
4- Speed up your rate of learning faster than your opposition
Everyone knows what you know. Anyone can get anything, anytime, anywhere and for free. The Internet has insured that there are no secrets in sport.
Anyone can learn something everyday. Only Creative coaches understand this and strive to accelerate their rate of learning faster than their opposing coaches.
5- Inspire your athletes
Effective coaches engage with athletes and inspire them: they inspire them to consistently prepare with passion and to realize their full potential.
Every significant moment in every sport is “person on person” and with performance analysis now at the level of millimeters and fractions of seconds, every athlete’s strengths and weaknesses are well known by their opposition.
6- Ensure that every athlete that you work with is always ready
The days of winning by having the “fittest” athletes are over. Sport is so multi-dimensional that winning comes from being the best in every aspect, training, preparation, skills, attitude, recovery, gym-training, sleep, travel management and nutrition .
Great once know this and strive to create winning environments where a culture of excellence underpins everything and everybody.
7- Adjust your training plans to for each individual athlete
The best coaches plan, they plan meticulously and with great attention to detail but, ultimately they also understand that the core goal of every training session is to ensure it provides the optimal environment and opportunity for their athletes to prepare.
8- Adopt an unified approach to Skills development and performance improvement
Athletes are only athletes for an hour or two at most each day. For the rest of the day each day they are human beings. Many coaches concentrate on preparing the athlete to perform: the great ones prepare the human being to be all they can be, then as a result, the athlete will perform.
9- practice practice practice
Every athlete practices and lots of coaches believe in the “practice makes perfect” approach. But great coaches take this a step further: performance practice makes for perfect performance. Want to master a skill?
Adopt the “practice makes perfect” approach. Want to master a skill so that it can be executed the right way at the right time in a competition? Then follow the “performance practice” philosophy.
10- Be a Leader
The great coaches are leaders, dare to be different ,do things that others are not prepared to do, they thrive in creative conflict situations and fight hard for what and who they believe in.
They take risks and comfortable talking about winning, it is after all what they were born to do.
They are individuals, they are unique, they are the best because they are prepared to lead and with it accept the responsibilities that come with leadership.
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