Take charge coaches

Where would we all have been without a person that coached us or showed us what was right and what was wrong, or just on how to improve ourselves as people. That’s why a coach is an inspiring factor in life!

What does it mean to be a coach that takes charge? In my mind, this is a coach that is willing to learn – either from someone or through experience and then willingly shares this knowledge with youngsters, players and more. A coach that is proactive in all that he or she does. And I’m referring not only to a sport coach, it can be a life coach as well. Cast your mind back to things your parents may have taught you – something simple like tying your shoelaces or on how to speak to someone in the correct manner.

Just imagine being a sport coach – the privilege you have on training and teaching people to achieve! Being passionate, taking charge in whatever you are faced with, modifications you need to make, making snap decision, and inspiring whoever crosses your path. So the role of a coach includes many aspects and also varies a lot, like mentoring, demonstrator, friend, motivator, a leader, councilor and a source of knowledge.

As a sport coach, you should have a love for the game, passionate about coaching, and knowledge of the specific sport. Within this blueprint, is performanceand skills. How do you as a coach, set your players apart from other players? Let’s look at something basic like coordination skills.

Coordination– is the developmental stages of any youngster or athlete in order to achieve movements using the autonomous stage in learning. Hand-eye coordination, foot-eye coordination, balance skills are the elements needed in any sport and are coached in any sport.

But, there is also the mental or cognitive phase as well, where players need to understand why is should be that way. Developing the players to think more about their performance and skill.

What else then can assist in their performance? What about effective feedback from the coach?

Feedback–will make or break a coaches’ session, or even the spirit of the player/team. Meaningful (effective) feedback must be in such a way that the individual can respond and take something from it to improve on or share in such a way to better his or her performance.

This is only the tip of the iceberg! There are many more ways coaches motivate and inspire players. It takes someone who is passionate about sport, passionate about learning, teaching and sharing their experiences and love of the sport with others.

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Written by Ceejee Potgieter





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