As one develops their coaching philosophy, what you will notice when you take a step back and look at the bigger picture, what will begin to stick out is that there is a three phase aspect to all of coaching.
And within this three phase aspect will encompass all aspects of becoming a coach.
And the three phase aspects are simply these:
With each phase broken down further, with the foundation I work from being the type of people I want to work with, the body position and a few techniques, playing structure and a passing game through the midfield, with these four aspects constituting the foundation that I work from.
Upskilling is pretty much as it says, you are upskilling and taking your players to the next level.
And sharpening is all about bringing it together for performing in those big game and contests.
People when coaching spend most of their time in the upskilling phase, which there is nothing wrong with, though without a solid foundation and an ability to sharpen, one will rarely, if never be able to make the most of all the upskilling work that’s done.
So start looking at coaches you know and observe, what does there:
Phases look like in their coaching and is there a correlation between their success and failures between their foundation, upskilling and sharpening aspects of their coaching.
With a solid foundation, upskilling takes one to the next level and with sharpening one can put themselves in a position to win the big games