When it comes to sports coaching, there are many obstacles and things that one must struggle through, though the biggest struggle one has to overcome in coaching is when you realize that you have to work it all out by yourself for what you want to do.
You can go to all the course, collect all the information, but ultimately you are the one who has to implement the plan.
For one of the first things that I did when I started coaching back in 1988 was to work out what type of game I wanted to play, and then as time progressed, what type of structure to play, the type of player I wanted to develop, the types and what skills that the players needed to execute the type of game to be played and which benefits the type of player to be developed.
And I know I always mention it, all of the above happens in the imagination first.
The Power Of Imagination – Carl Jung
And then you get into developing and coming up with your own drills, the structure that each practice adheres to, and even the structure of the years practices depending on when the season starts and finishes.
And then as time progresses, you branch out more and more into understanding people
For as you progress as a coach you realise that if you don’t understand people, you don’t understand coaching.
If You Don’t Understand People – Simon Sinek
So ultimately, the learning never ends, and this is why one’s curiosity and imagination are so important to ones coaching career
The development of curiosity through our lives – Ian Leslie
The biggest struggle one has to overcome in coaching is when you realize that you have to work it all out by yourself, and once one realizes that, you begin to make real progress in your coaching