Coaching It Forward


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logoAt the end of the day people won’t remember what you said or did, they will remember how you made them feel.

Great coaches represent themselves first as genuine humanitarians; they seek to better the lives of others and second as developers of competitors. They always find a way to effectively communicate a positive perspective. They go beyond training the mind and body; they influence the soul.

Great coaches represent themselves first as genuine humanitarians; they seek to better the lives of others and second as developers of competitors. They always find a way to effectively communicate a positive perspective. They go beyond training the mind and body; they influence the soul.

Exceptional coaches teach more than how to be nimble and execute plays. They form the cornerstone of their player’s personal belief systems. Some use passionate words of encouragement. Others use a style that makes you stretch your mind by using an uncomfortable in-your-face approach. My experience with the latter type of coach taught me to concentrate on the content of the coach’s message rather than the tone. Sometimes you win and sometimes you learn. But as long as you pay it forward you never lose!”

Here are 10 qualities we believe all highly effective coaches share:

  1. Make players feel good about themselves.
  2. Show empathy.
  3. Congratulate publicly, critique privately.
  4. Listen to players (EVERYONE can get better here).
  5. Explain mistakes when they happen.
  6. Stretch player’s minds to develop character (grit, passion, confidence, etc.).
  7. Take personal responsibility and hold players accountable for their actions.
  8. Routinely find new ways to help players improve.
  9. Treat everyone fairly but not the same.
  10. Expect excellence from themselves and others at every performance.

Paul@coachessportscenter.com

“A Global Community of Coaches Inspiring Tomorrow’s Leaders”

May 2, 2017