One of the most interesting aspects about coaching is how does one go about developing one’s coaching plan, in other words, what do you need to know, what do you need to learn and what do you need to implement?
And it’s not questions that one can answer all at once as you develop your coaching plan, and what your coaching plan does do, is it gives you a direction and a focus to work to.
Therefore, what are some of the aspects of this coaching plan, with some of the questions to start asking yourself being:
What type of player do I want to develop?
What type of game do I want to play?
What style of game do I want to play?
What structure do I want to play?
And because most seasons revolve around some type of format, with the key points being:
The start of the season
The end of round robin play
Some key things to consider in one’s coaching plan are:
How do I prepare my players for the start of the season?
How do I develop my players during the season?
How do I sharpen my players for the finals?
So there are plenty of things for people to work on as they develop their coaching plan, and it should all work and fall into place, well not quite, for there is an important aspect one must consider and add to their coaching plan, and it’s namely this:
How do I get engagement by the players into the whole process?
Because it doesn’t matter how good one’s coaching plan is, if the players do not want to learn and improve, one might as well not have a coaching plan at all, and:
No coaching plan is ever set in stone, as there are always things that one will learn which will help improve and make one’s coaching plan to become more effective