Because the confidence within an athlete is tough to have and to keep, coaches need to encourage, support, and motivate athletes to be the best that they can be (Duncan). It is important for a coach to know who their strong and weak athletes are and who can take the pressure and who is willing to work hard work compared to others who may not be as determined. In order to do that, coach Todd Hernandez of the Eaton High School girls basketball program states, “Knowledge of your players is key. If a coach can conne...
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... manager you take on the role or coach, you need to learn to listen with real focus, suspending all of your judgements and options,” (Duncan). Open minded coaches learn from others and listen to suggestions provided from others sake of creating the right move or adjustment for the team. Coaches must produce confidence in themselves in order to successfully exchange that belief to their athletes.
Athletes dream of becoming a coach after their time is done on the court or the field but don’t ever know the correct ways to do so. Becoming a coach comes with many ups and downs, time and commitment, but only a select few will be successful in their coaching careers if they follow the correct instructions. If coaches connect with their athletes, specify the overall focus, and establish confidence within each other, they will be the most successful coaches they can be.
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