Here are a few of my notes:
DEFINE – MODEL – SHAPE
BEFORE the first game ask your athletes …
1) why gymnastics?
2) what is success?
3) what’s your role on this club Team?
4) what are your goals?
THEN … ask yourself the same questions
Drop your answers. Accept theirs.
• old school DINOSAUR coaching (yelling, demanding) … was WRONG
• Coaches Can Influence and Change Peoples Lives with their Words
• how are your athletes going to remember you 20 years from now?
• sport is a short number of years in a person’s life
• young coaches need to decide what they stand for. What are your standards? What’s allowed, what’s not?
Coach it. Or let it happen.
• how will you react when your athletes make mistakes?
• when things get tense and emotional, how will you react?
• look for and speak to the good for every child. Catch kids doing good. Children want attention.
• CHOOSE how much time you will give to kids deliberately misbehaving. Don’t over-coach the misbehaving child, nor the STAR of the team.
Take care of problems quickly and calmly. Practice your response to misbehavior.
• coaching staff needs to be consistent in discipline, expectations. Teams of coaches break-up if there’s no clear and consistent line.
• honour your profession.
• be on your game every single day. Be your best.
• as a coach, are you a confidence builder? Or a confidence cutter?
What will the LAST day of your athlete’s sports career look like?
• very few athletes win the BIG prize
• some have career ending injuries
• what’s the best case scenario retirement plan?
Proactive Coaching has surveyed many, many athletes and former athletes. TOP 3 reasons they love sport:
FUN – JOY – FRIENDS
Not the medals.
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