This assessment presents my personal coaching philosophy and seeks to
justify this through a number of areas that builds individuals and teams
confidence, and equally as important, their confidence in the coach. This
in turn will lead to maximising potential, and maintaining motivation by
training in a comfortable environment of trust and fun.
The Collins Student Dictionary states Philosophy to be: " a personal
outlook or viewpoint", (p.622).
Personal coaching philosophy
"I believe players/athletes achieve their maximum potential and maintain
their motivation by training in an environment of trust, fun and one that is
comfortable to be in"
My coaching philosophy of the environment being the main aspect for
success, is how I can teach and therefore assist athletes to master
fundamental skills and reinforce proper techniques to develop their
maximum potential. By creating a fun environment it can play a
role in increasing and maintaining the amount of motivation that is
needed for the competitor's success.
Research shows that one of the key determinants of physical activity is
the environmental factor. Ensuring the athlete's environment is conducive
to the individual or team, will go a long way towards removing perceived
barriers that may prevent success.
"Success is something we strive for, and victory comes from training"
Some factors to consider in setting a good environment are:
By displaying proficiency in leadership skills, athletes will grow trust in
the coach, and gain confidence to work not only as an individual but as a
team. As a coach it is also vital to have strategies and provide
information to point the athlete in the right direction for help in
specialised areas, for example nutrition, physiotherapy or psychology.
Providing an environment...