I’ve re-evaluated the way I begin my talk when I first meet my players for what you find is that most players do not have a real understanding of what coaching is about.
So in this light, here is what a coach does;
I am a coach
I am not a cheer leader
I am here to help, encourage, assist and to support you
And being a coach
I am also here to push and extend you beyond your current limits
For that is what a coach does
And in a nut shell that is what coaching is all about.
To be a coach is to stretch players and make them uncomfortable in their current capabilities so they stretch to new horizons