Building Dreams - Thapelo Modishana

“Champions aren’t made in the gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them- a desire, a dream, and a vision.”- Muhammad Ali

Coaching can happen in different ways with different needs and circumstances. Many coaches make incorrect assumptions about coaching. It is important that a coach uses a clear and consistent coaching model, and understands the “why” – to enhance athletes engagement and performance – as well as the “how” – using a collaborative dialogue model of engagement. The coach should be able to distinguish between ‘bossing’, coaching, counseling, training and therapy. (See growingcoaches.com/). Here we have some tips that can help one to become outstanding coach.

Value personality trait

Personality has to do with individual differences among people in behavior patterns, cognition and emotion. As a coach, one must understand that athletes differ from their own personality. So the coach needs to plan according to tolerance level of individual’s training capacity.

Having knowledge and understanding coaching models

It is beneficial to take coaching seminars and coaching courses in order to develop the coaching skills, but remember that becoming a great coach is a process not just a quick fix. One of the most important aspects of coaching is the knowledge that the coach has towards the sport and the understanding behind the sport. It’s best to use well researched-based programmes that can help the athletes to improve their performance.

Prioritize your time

Prioritizing skills are your ability to see what tasks are more important at each moment and give those tasks more of your attention, energy, and time. You focus on what is important at the expense of lower value activities. As a coach you need to understand that time is efficient.

Communicating

Well we all know that communication is a way forward, a key to find solutions and fix problems. “Great works are not performed not by strength but by perseverance.”

Seek regular feedback, Analyse and keep on developing.

by Thapelo Modishana