One thing we do not spend a lot of time on as coaches is in the working out of what is the foundation of our coaching built from?
One of the reasons why is that we expect others to give us all the good information, that’s the way our educational system works, and another reason is that the foundation from what one is working from takes time to evolve and to show itself. And generally it is only through experience that one’s true foundation they are working from truly comes to the surface.
And what one will find eventually is that the most successful coaches are working from the same foundation, though because the sport that they are in, the details of the foundation will be different. And the foundation that successful coaches are working from revolves around 2 things, they being:
The creation and maintaining of a Learning Environment
Building the core skills, technique and tactic into their players
And that is pretty much it, though in learning about the creation and maintaining of a Learning Environment encompasses a lot of different aspects ranging from understanding how the brain works and learns, how to be an effective facilitator, how to activate a players self-education, understanding people, the list continues to keep growing the more that one looks into it.
And in knowing the core skills and techniques and tactics involves in knowing one’s sport that one is involved in, because not all skills are equal and as one develops as a coach, you will find that a small change in technique can have a big impact in the way that a skill is performed.
So that’s it, the basic foundation of coaching doesn’t change that much, though the thing that does change is the details within that basic concept mainly because one gains further knowledge and understanding and is why one has to stay curious and want to keep learning, for as sure as eggs, when one thinks they know it all, something else comes along to show that you don’t.
The Future Belongs To The Courageously Curious
The basic foundation of any coaching is in the creation and maintaining of a Learning Environment and the building into one’s players the core skills and techniques and utilizing a key tactic