Types of Coaches
Hockey great Wayne Gretzky once said, “I wasn't naturally gifted in terms of size and speed; everything I did in hockey I worked for, and that's the way I'll be as a coach.” He had his own ideas of what a coach should be. Different coaches have different styles, and they must be able to work with the different types of athletes or whomever they coach. The “Aloof”
2952750142621000The aloof coach thinks hangs back and doesn’t interact much with his team. This type of coach has no interest in being anyone’s friend. One of my own coaches was aloof. She stayed back to the side and coached from a distance, most of the time anyway. She was reserved but incredibly effective. We won many competitions with this coaching style. An aloof coach can remain distant to maintain authority or to be superior over everyone. One such coach with an overly-developed superiority complex is Bobby Petrino, a college football coach. He was called “a man who clearly thought of himself before anyone else” which caused him to be fired after a three year stint as head coach at University of Arkansas. This aloof, arrogant form of coaching obviously didn’t work out too well for Mr. Petrino. The “Lets Everyone Walk All Over Her”
Some coaches do not have any control over their athletes. The coach simply allows the athletes to do as they please without any repercussions. Some are even afraid of their athletes and don’t stand up to them. I had a coach who would never stand up to me, and she never raised her voice at me. I have no respect for people who do not know how to control those of whom they are in charge. She never told me what to do. No one improved at all that year because she was the same way with all of the athletes. The “Pretends to Know What She Is Talking About”
4762587630000The worst type of coach ever: the coach that doesn’t know what she is talking about but still tries to tell people what to do even when the athletes know more than she does. I had...
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