Roll Damn Tide. Because I see it every day. New coaches pop up all over. Buck up and commit. Know it inside and out. Like seriously. There are many certifications out there for run coaching.
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In fact, many of the best coaches are self-taught and had great mentorship growing up. Word of mouth and the product you put on the line wins in this business, not what certifications you have. Can you produce results?
Read your books, talk to other coaches who have been around a while. I love it! Be patient in learning. Spend enough time learning core values, like rest is best and to always trust your gut as a coach.
How do I become a coach?
Take notes! A lot of them. Never read any form of science without a notepad next to you and a highlighter. You should see my stash of running literature. Whether I agree with it or not, I studied it. You should too! Like really.
Do you know how to coach? And the biggest thing of all: do you have patience? This sport is so mental. As a coach, you got to be able to handle a roller coaster of emotions with athletes and always keep your cool. There will be more downs than ups when working with runners. Without an athlete having success, he or she will rarely ever see victory. This is not a hobby. I see hobby coaches out there a lot. Inevitably, I hear many stories of how they all lack follow-through or commitment to you, the athlete.
Your athletes will need you, some more than others. You need to be available to help them. That way you always know where they are at. You can even see patterns and cycles better in the way they are acting, thinking, and training. Respond to your calls, texts, and emails ASAP! It shows follow through, yet also teaches the athlete that you take your coaching role seriously. It motivates them to take their training seriously. If the athlete needs something, get it to them.
If you say you are going to call them, call them. Utilize your Google calendar.
- So you want to be a coach? Here's my advice to you.
- What does a coach do?.
- How do I become a coach?.
- 1. Understand what “coaching” is.
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I used to get burned out all the time. As the athlete roster built, I let the stress of juggling more coaching rip me apart. Coaches who are committed to their craft love talking about it. Do what you can to be in their shadow. Take time to learn about their reputation in the community. For example:.
- Reboot: Leadership & Resiliency!
- The Davey Dialogues: An Exploration of the Scientific Foundations of Human Culture.
- LEARN YOUR SHIT!
- Evil Is Everywhere!
- The Handbook of Microbiological Media for the Examination of Food.
- 1. Understand what “coaching” is.
You can always adjust your game play systems for your talent or personnel, but knowing what to expect from players and parents is a must and cannot change. This applies to both your coaching career and your athletes. As far as coaching, understand that it might take years to move up the ranks and run a team of your own.
However, if you treat kids fairly and broaden your knowledge of the sport, your time will come. Those who have done this long enough will urge you to stay the course, and understand that there will be bumps in the road. Schemes evolve, player personalities change, and technology continues to create new and innovative ways to explore the game. The best coaches in your respective sport will offer the same advice. Read books and magazines about leadership, strategy and team management. Use your fellow coaches as a sounding board, and pick their brains for fresh ideas.
Especially from parents who feel their child is not getting the attention he or she deserves. When that fails, they might go after your reputation. Having thick skin is important, because you will likely be questioned by parents about a variety of things, especially playing time for their kids. Try not to take it personally, but this is easier said than done. Here are some additional suggestions from coaches and athletic directors who completed our survey:.
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