A coach has usually played the game many times before – but not necessarily at the same level or position as their athlete – but enough to integrate all good practices into the unconscious mind.
A coach understands the tactics of the game.
A coach knows the skills required and how to build them into set plays.
A coach has the tacit knowledge about Support and Cover and Positional Play.
Above all a coach understands Flair and how to break the Advantage Line.
When a good rugby player sidesteps or a judo exponent throws their opponent to the ground there is no conscious thought – rehearsed and practiced moves arise spontaneously. Repetition and practice have burned the right moves into the body. Winning moves are made instinctively.
Passion cannot be thought through, rationalised or planned.
But a coach also understands the winning strategies of the
A coach watches their athlete and notes how they perform – reviews the video of their game with them – praises their strengths – helps them see what is good and points out why that strength is good and how that strength can be polished. A coach helps the athlete identify what are their weaknesses or poor tactics or poor skills or lack of focus.
A coach then explains how to enhance their strengths and how to correct or modify behaviour to improve performance. And provides the exercises and practices to do this.
A coach usually has a coaching plan – a series of training sessions covering all aspects of the game. A sequence that gradually covers the whole game!
Let me put together a winning plan for your game and let us work through the plan and . . .