In my four years of experience as a coach I believe that I have been provided with an excellent insight into the best methods to create better athletes through the facilitation of the individual’s maturity levels. As a coach, I find that it is very important that I am able to relate to the athletes and their individual needs- and with a background in athletics and sport in general, I feel that I am able to do so quite successfully.
My main objective as a coach is to help people who have the desire to be fit and healthy. I believe in setting attainable goals with my athletes- whether these goals are short term or long term, they have the ability to keep the athletes engaged and active. They will further motivate the athletes to train to their full potential, and when they are achieved, the athletes will feel and become more confident. I deem that confidence is paramount when competing in such a competitive environment, as it enables the athletes to believe in themselves and perform to their full potential.
As a firm believer of “practice makes perfect” it is important to get the fundamental skills down pat before moving on to more complex ones. Therefore, I feel that it is necessary for the athletes attend training on a regular basis as this allows them to properly practice the skills being taught repetitively. Through this they become more natural and are able to be utilized within the competitive environments in which the athletes will be faced with.
Overall, I feel that encouraging and supporting the athletes is crucial. I like to think that all athletes are treated equally and fairly. It is also important as a coach to analyse the athlete closely and provide them with feedback, both positive and negative.