The most important premise about coaching and sport, is that it involves people, and yet the majority of our coach training pays little attention to this premise and facet of sport, and yet it is an area that has such a big impact on any coach’s effectiveness.
And this is why I’ve spent so much time on this aspect of coaching, because after a while I realised it was an area I need to know more about.
So the following is what could be considered the premise for all sports coaching, for it doesn’t matter what sport one coaches, it always involves people.
Starting Position – that no one wants to learn and improve and that I as a coach have to create the conditions for learning and improving to happen
The creation and maintain of a Learning Environment
Build into the players the core skills and techniques
Coaching the players through facilitation and through an understanding of how the brain learns and improves
And I’ve been looking at how one interacts with different types of archetypes
And there appears to be about 4 different themes, with them being:
So rather than initially having to know anything about people, I’m starting to look at, of those 4, which one do I apply first, and then build up my knowledge of people and their archetype as one goes a long, so like anything else I’ve applied, we’ll see how it develops.
The premise of coaching is that we forget that sport is played by people and if we ever want to become better coaches, we need to begin understanding people better and how we interact with them