When you truly sit down and look at the sporting skills of anything that’s done, you can begin to group the types of sporting skills into four areas, with 3 of these groupings being very pertinent in becoming a master coach.
And the four types of sporting skills are simply these:
The Generic skills revolve around the basics of the sports, such as push, trap, hit, catch, pass and those non-descriptive skills that everyone does but do not really contribute to anyone really improving.
The Platform skills are those that are at the core of the sport, in other words those core skills and techniques, in which there will only be about 7 or 8 of them, though without them, no good strong platform can be set.
The Efficiency skills are those skills, techniques and tactics which allows the players to become efficient and effective at what they do, in other words, the key skills, techniques and tactics of which there will be about 50 to 70 of them, depending on the sport.
The X-Factor skills are those skills, that when you see players do them you go, wow and they generally revolve around hand eye or feet eye coordination.
So they become the GPEX Skills where the platform, efficiency and x-factor skills are the types of sporting skills that master coaches become very adept at developing in their players and the more better the platform and efficiency skills are, the better the x-factor skills can shine.
As a coach, start developing the PEX Skills into your player, with them being the Platform, Efficiency and X-Factor skills and watch the development of your players rise