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Because I love learning and want to improve my coaching and the basis of my learning revolves around questions, two of the biggest questions I asked were these: what do coaches who are successful work from that isn’t being taught and what if my players do not want to learn?
Everything put out evolves from what I observe and from the answers I receive, for if I am benefiting from what I was uncovering, then so could others because others are asking exactly the same questions.
I never preempt the answers I’m going to get, I let the information take me. And I didn’t set out to uncover concepts, keys and principles for sporting success though it was during the gathering process of information that they began to reveal themselves.
And I have uncovered many things in what I have done, including:
- The types of people who play sport
- The behaviours of Needy People
- The importance of understanding concepts
- The difference between a key skill and a basic skill
- How to find the key skills
- The type and style of game that the top teams play
- The hardest thing to admit in coaching
- What’s required for building a successful side
Regardless of where you are, and the situation you are in, as a coach you have the ability to influence people’s life for the better as you look to uncover and develop the abilities and talents that lie within your players and just as importantly, within yourself.
The process of self-discovery, for that’s what coaching is, is a journey which never ends for the more you teach people, the more you teach yourself and coaches have an important role to play in releasing the Learner & Improver from within both themselves and their players.
As with most things in life:
Learn the principles, develop the discipline, work the principles, the results will come.