Coach Ideas for Home
ICCE Webinar Resource – Athlete Centred Coaching (YouTube Recording
Source – ICCE
A panel of six global coaching experts sharing their perspectives of the behaviours of athlete centred coaches
What is Great Coaching? (Article)
Source – UK Coaching
This article highlights that the benefits of coaching go far beyond helping people become better athletes. Coaching positively and profoundly impacts on all aspects of people’s lives.
Winning the Race to the Right Finish Line in Youth Sports (Article)
Source – Changing the Game Project
It just takes belief in the science, a long-term vision, a healthy dose of courage to go from good to great, and relentless commitment to serving the needs, values, and priorities of the kids.
Coach's Column: Skogen Sprang on Reflection
Source – US Ski and Snowboard Org
A nice narrative on the importance of reflective practice from Skogen Sprang, US Ski Coach.
Online Opportunity with Wayne Smith
Source – Talking Performance (Facebook Group)
Next Monday 20th April @ 8pm David Galbraith and Jay Carter will be chatting live to Wayne Smith about all things coaching, leadership and day to day life.
BOOKS TO READ
1. Sport Psychology Interventions, by Shane M. Murphy
This is a really useful book in looking at the philosophies of helping athletes that face special challenges.
2. Athlete-Centered Coaching: Developing Decision Makers, by Lynn Kidman
This book offers coaches insight in how to enhance athlete-learning and development through sport.
3. The Psychology of Concentration in Sport Performers: A Cognitive Analysis, by Aidan P. Moran
The book focuses on concentration and sport performance and looks at the reasons why athletes often ‘lose’ it at the very time when they need it most.
4. Wooden on Leadership: How to Create a Leading Organisation, by John Wooden
John Wooden is a legendary coach who made a significant impression in coaching.
5. Woolmer on Cricket, by Bob Woolmer
Woolmer was a coach who articulates his belief in embracing sports science and technology in the game.
Connect with your club and team. Setup a Facebook page or Whatsapp group if you haven’t already and check in regularly to give each other a boost. You could run a remote training or workout session, and doing a photo competition is another good idea. Try to be creative and stay connected with your team.
Call or Skype another coach you know, perhaps one at your own club or school, and have a conversation about coaching. Ask questions of each other like: Why do you coach? What has coaching taught you? What energises you about coaching? Share some tools or resources. And maybe even discuss what collaboration might look like.
Register for an online course. There are many sites (for example Coursera) offering free and self-paced courses on a huge range of subjects, including coaching-related subjects (e.g. Sport Psychology) for different levels of experience. Here are a few places to start looking:
Take some time to relax and be inspired by watching a great movie on coaching. Or watch a short, funny coaching video. Laughter, as they say, is the best medicine.