The Role Of Sports Coach A Good Leader

1280 Words Feb 10th, 2016 6 Pages
An important role of a sports coach is to be a motivator. A motivator is someone who encourages and creates an incentive for someone, such as a performer, to do well. A motivator may prompt a performer by emphasising their progress in a positive way such as praising them on a good performance therefore inspiring them to want to do well again. An example of a motivator would be Kelly Holmes. Not only has she achieved gold in both the 1400m and the 800m in the 2004 Athens Olympics but she has set up the ‘Dame Kelly Holmes Trust’ which engages with more than 3,000 vulnerable young people aged between 16 and 25 and provide them with a stepping stone into community sport.
Another important role is to be a good leader. A leader is someone who takes control of a group or team to influence them towards a certain goal or aspiration. Typically a sports leader is respected by the other team members for their sports skills and abilities but also other qualities such as responsibility, attitude and work ethic. A sports leader must be confident in what they do so they’re able demonstrate examples correctly towards their team.
Being an instructor is an important role as they are responsible for teaching an individual performer or a team the rules and techniques of a specific sport. An instructor must also need to have good communication skills to be able to interconnect with the team and get across information, be able to realise where the individual or team needs…
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