Underpinning is normally something which sits underneath everything and is the support foundation to what is going on.
The Underpinning Process
And so it is with the Ninety Ninety Rule of Playing Sport, for the one aspect that underpins everything is one word, that being:
And that is:
Discipline to work on one’s fitness
Discipline to work on and keep using the core skills and techniques
Discipline to work to a team structure
It isn’t the most fanciest of words, and people normally groan when they hear it, and one part of the discipline process is doing and looking after those small things, such as:
Not cutting the corners when doing drills and exercises
Having one’s socks pulled up during games
Turning up for practices
Paying subs on time
These things may not sound like much on their own, but when put altogether, it makes a big different to the mindset that people display.
The Ninety Ninety Rule Of Coaching is a foundation of the coaching process, and ultimately one can never hear it enough, for:
90% of Coaching Sport is Fitness, Core Skills, Playing Structure and Understanding People, and we spend 90% of our time developing the other 10%