Coaches need to have certain skills and knowledge to undertake the role. In my opinion a coach needs to be patient, supportive, interested, aware of others as well as self, attentive and perceptive. Such elements underpin effective coaching and a genuine interest in the person being coached.
At their finest, coaches perfect their player’s flaws to push them to their potential ability, improve their skills, and create determination within the team. They can expand the importance of such a sport to intensify motivation and the value of good sportsmanship for the sake of not only their reputation, but the outcome that comes from it. Coaches must not lag when it comes to hardships that comes about; they must stay connected. The closer the connection between a player and a coach the better they are moving forward and continuing on the love of the sport and job.
Through all of my research, one thing was constant; the single most important thing that a coach can do is build a relationship with their players. When coaches take their time to get to know each and every one of their players, the chances of the athlete respecting and responding to the coach are much greater. Giving the athlete a feeling of belonging, importance, and welcoming will increase their confidence and most likely their level of play as well. In his article, Scales explains how developing positive relationships results in athletes not only with better athletic ability, but also with better emotional control, social skills, and connection to school and community (20). One of the most important characteristics of having a relationship with the athlete is caring for them. Florida Tech swim coach thinks the most important
Sports management is a really broad field, therefore I decided to focus on my minor and one of my major interests of this field: coaching. In this paper I will be explaining my personal five building blocks that make up a well-rounded coaching philosophy and coach. Those blocks are; leadership, organization, attitude, respect, and resiliency. Each of these five aspects are equally important and balance each other out. Leadership, the action of leading a group of athletes towards a goal. Organization, being able to organize a team and have a plan in order to help the team achieve goals. Attitude, it is very important for a coach to have a winning and positive attitude that is contagious to the players. Respect, there has to be a good
Finally, outside influence plays a key role in determining athletic success. Athletes must be motivated to push away negative influences, peer pressure and what others want. It’s important to have a good coach who cares about the athlete’s success and hones his skills. Coaches can mold an athlete’s physical and mental maturity and play a critical role in helping develop the athlete while putting them in a better position to handle success.
A coach of any kink is important for any team to run and function in an appropriate manner. They keep the team in good condition, ready for the next task, and how to have an open mind about anything that comes their way. Coaches need to be flexible and be able to move things around as things and people change daily. Coaches are leaders and have the potential to inspire many people they come in contact with. With the right coach people and teams can get many things accomplished in a fast and appropriate manner. This is a skill many employers look for.
As a coach, the purpose is to prepare the athletes for life on and off the field. It is important to demand the best from myself by being true to oneself. The coaching style would define myself would be a mix of commanding and Co-operative coaching style. As a coach, I expected the athletes know what is expected of them. The goals of the team need to be Mutual with a clear and firmly set. I will allow the Athletes involved in decision-making and goal-setting. The athletes need to be able to make decision when they are playing the game or drill. I will demand good teams with the organization and when making game day decision for formation.
In addition to that, a sports coach needs to be a patient person because when dealing with others, it is often that many athletes do not reach the certain requirement straight on the spot and that can be very stressful. When that happens, the sports coach would have to start breaking down his/ her training and start analyzing why is the athlete not able to reach the target, it could be due to the intensity of the training, or it could be due to the athlete who does not have the will or breath to reach the target, or it could be due to many other reasons. Apart from being patient and analytical, a sport coach have to be energetic and also optimistic. A sport coach needs to be able to motivate their athletes to be able to reach a potential that can’t be seen by them but can be seen by the sports coach. When the athletes fail to complete a task, the sports coach would have to be optimistic in cheering up their athletes and to persuade them that they are able to reach beyond their current limits. To add on, the best sport coaches are those that are self-confident and self-determined. Athletes reflect their coaches, this is because whatever the coaches do and teach, the athletes would follow. When coaches portrays confidence and determinism, their respecting athletes would also portray confidence in their sports and also
There are fundamental personal qualities, coaching competencies and skills that are needed to become a good coach.
The coach will portray that mistakes are not acceptable and the athletes should make as little mistakes as possible. The coach will also show that he/she does not have patience for the athletes that cannot pick up the skills quickly. The coach will condition them if they make mistakes. The coach will have a very loud strong voice, demanding, and intimidating attitude. The coach will enforce fundamentals and skills that the athlete will need to be successful in the sport.
Coaching, however challenging, is a great way to influence the lives of others while also building their character. For as long as there have been sports, there have been people teaching the sport to the players and making them better at it. Coaches must have certain qualities in order to obtain success. One must also look at a coach’s motivation for his job, his passion for what he does, his methods for coaching, and how he became a coach in order to fully understand him. There are many questions someone may want to ask a coach about his profession if they are interested in coaching. Some questions would include: Why did he choose this as a profession? How did he get into coaching? What does one have to do to get a job as a coach? How
My topic is similar to yours. I have always been intrigued to examine the relationship between coach and athlete. In my experience, I have found coaches who provide positive support and are constructive with their criticism are more enjoyable to play for and give the athlete a more positive experience. Coaches that come across as condescending seem to push kids away from the game. It is important that the student-athlete has a positive experience, especially student-athletes at a young age. I feel if a student-athlete has a negative experience at the interscholastic level he or she will be less likely to stick with the sport.
The coach tirelessly pursues personal education, formally and informally, both in the performance related sciences and in liberal arts. He sees the journey to coaching excellence as a never ending story; seen not only in terms of a chosen sport and coaching theory and practice, but in understanding how to successfully live a balanced and full life, while facing tougher and tougher challenges in the chosen field of endeavour.
The scenario at hand is riddled with emotions and is hence sensitive and complex. Having been absent from the situation responsible for athlete conflict, walking into this coaching role without consideration for ones’ actions and the emotional reactions they would incite could potentially be detrimental (eg: further conflict, damaged relationships). As such, this situation needs to be mapped out and dissected for analysis. Application of the Multidimensional Model (Chelladurai & Saleh 1978) most appropriately addresses this, allowing complex situations to be broken down into three domains: antecedents, coach behaviour, and the resulting consequences. Each of these are then comprised of several subdomains; antecedents considers the characteristics of the coach, the players and the situation presiding over them;