Coaching, like any subject that has a lot of information, and complex information at that, is always, where does one start, and what always, invariably gets missed, is the important basic information that forms the core of what the subject is all about.
For when you talk to people about sport, what invariably gets discussed is all about the skills, techniques and tactics, which, on the surface, is understandable, but ultimately isn’t at the core of what sport is really about.
Ultimately sport is about people, and people learning and interacting with each other and working together to create and environment which allows one to get the best out of each other, because you could have the greatest sports people, but if they don’t want to learn, or even work with each other, you’ve got a dysfunctional team and good luck coaching that.
Therefore 3 important coaching pieces that rarely get spoken about, but need to be talked about more, are the following:
Because how much does everyone in the coaching fraternity talk about how to create a learning environment,
or how to activate a player’s ability for self-education
and discuss the core skills, techniques and tactics that creates a solid foundation which everything else can be built upon
my guess would be very few coaches.
Because most people are trying to protect the information that they have got, yet it is only the amount of knowledge that one has, that makes the information pertinent.
If one is really interested in improving their coaching, begin learning how to create a learning environment, how to activate the players ability for self-education and build into your players the core skills, techniques and tactics so one creates a solid foundation which everything else can be built upon.
Without realizing it, one thing that all coaches do, is to teach the way that they like to be taught