In this assessment I am going to discuss the roles, qualities, and characteristics that make a good sports Leader. First I’m going to talk about four roles; Motivator, Friend, Role Model, and Manager.
Motivator - Maintain the motivation of all the athletes the whole year round.
A leader will have to be able to motivate their athlete(s), if a team is not motivated they will not push themselves to be the best or win. Motivation is used to help someone improve, a player will get better the more someone takes an interest in them.
Friend - Over the years of working with an athlete a personal relationship is built up where as well as giving coaching advice you also become someone, a friend who they can talk to about their problems or share their success with. It is important to keep personal information confidential because if you do not then all respect the athlete had for you as a friend and coach will be lost.
An athlete will get used to working with a leader and start to enjoy training for them, when a friendship is made an athlete will try to win for themselves and their coach. A player will start to enjoy going to training because they will see not just their coach, but their friend as well.
Role Model - A person who is looked up to as a model in a particular behavioural or social way for another person to copy. The way you conduct yourself whilst in the company of your athletes provides an example of how they should act.
Someone will pick a role model that is doing or has done very well in their career, or if the person is very good at the sport they do or train. So if a player is getting coached by their role model, they will try harder to impress them and be more like them.
Manager - a person who has control or direction of a player or a team.
If a coach is not very good at controlling their athlete or team, then he’s not a very good manger. A good manager is someone that can have a laugh with... [continues]
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