Motivation for players to improve is one of the biggest topics and task a coach will ever face, yet player motivation for improving is one of the least understood topics around, yet at it’s heart is some basic fundamentals to help.
And over the years, one comes across some interesting material, which helps one to develop a better understanding and clarity on the topic of Motivation.
The Puzzle Of Motivation – Dan Pink
Developing A Growth Mindset – Carol Dweck
Why We Must Continue To Learn And Be Curious – Ian Leslie
Grit: The Power Of Passion And Perseverance
And of course putting all of this information into a format which is easy to replicate and use becomes the challenge for all, regardless of the ages and talent level one is working with.
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And there is one book I would recommend any coach should have, and yet so few have heard about it and that book is:
The Little Book Of Talent – Dan Coyle
For it is one book that certainly changed my perspective on putting together practice session when coaching.
The Little Book Of Talent – Tip #21
A player who becomes self-motivated ultimately trains themselves, and the coach guides them to the destination that they want to go