Jeff Mitchell – Community Sport Advisor – Sport Auckland
It can be challenging being a coach. You are constantly being asked to make decisions which impact not only yourself but also your athletes and your team. You need to find a balance between player development and winning, and you need to meet the needs of your athletes. Doing these effectively, in a consistent manner, requires that you are clear on your coaching philosophy.
This article looks at what a coaching philosophy is, why you need to have one written down, how you write one, and how you then use it.
A coaching philosophy is a statement of what you value and how you will approach your coaching role. It covers your purpose as a coach and how you will approach player development and winning. Your coaching philosophy consists of your major objectives and…
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