Let's talk about your goals to always be better.
To start, let's talk about coaching at your best.
The way you communicate with your athletes can build them up or break them down, maybe in ways you weren't even aware of.
With more free time, you'll find more time to focus on your coaching. You can find the time to get coaching certifications such as ones through Exos.
Getting more certifications and learning different ways to approach exercises is just one channel that can be taken advantage on your path to better coaching.
Just taking time to understand what your staff or athletes need is another way that you can become a better coach. This can be as simple as sitting down and really learning about the technology you want your staff to be using.
Coach Webb believes that it's essential for coaches to understand the technology and data they are gathering so they can then communicate with the rest of their coaching staff, as well as their athletes.
By understanding what he was using technology for, he was better able to examine the behaviors of his athletes so he can more easily identify signs of overtraining. This has been a huge step for his staff to help their athletes avoid injury while training, thus a huge step towards coaching his athletes better.
Never stop learning - continuing to research, read and ask questions are three easy ways to ensure you are always bettering yourself as a coach. Especially if you are coaching athletes from a variety of sports .
Pro tip: Go out to practices and watch how the athletes move- it can be extremely beneficial when they come into the training center because you understand what movements they are frequently doing.
Understanding your athletes needs and being able to be adaptable is another way to better coach your athletes.
Becoming adaptable means being able to shift how you are coaching to better match the coaching an athlete needs. Flexible leadership will increase your communication and relationship with your athletes because you are putting their needs first.
This is a way to avoid disengagement in your athletes, if they don't respond well to your coaching style it can cause friction or lack of interest.
While both you and your athlete should attempt to find common ground for how to best work together - making the first step towards better communication can go a long way in harnessing your athlete's optimal performance.
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- Create basic strength development markers.
Topics: Coaching Tips