With the more and more information that is coming to light, a very distinct picture of the future direction of sports coaching is emerging.
And this future direction consists of a core of 3 main parts, where the basic concept of sports coaching is simply to:
Create and Maintain a Learning Environment
Activate the players ability for Self-Education
Build into the players the Core Skills & Techniques
And if this is indeed the future direction of sports coaching, then there are 3 questions that anyone coaching will begin to ask themselves, with the questions being:
How do I create and maintain a learning environment?
How do I activate the players ability for self-education?
What are the core skills and techniques to build into the players so they have a solid foundation to work from?
Do not get me wrong, all the other stuff about sport is important, though what this future direction of sports coaching does is to create a solid foundation in both the players and the coaches and once one has a solid foundation, everything else can be built out from it and a player who is also self-motivated learns quicker and retains and recalls information better.
Therefore, to begin the process of understanding about creating and maintaining Learning Environments, check out the works and books of:
And to begin understanding about what motivates people, check out the work and books of:
And to begin understanding about player development, check out the works and books of:
The direction of sports coaching has already changed with the future direction it is heading to is in the creating and maintain of a learning environment