I was going through some old paper-work the other day and came across a set of excellent reflective questions to consider as a Coach (but of course replace coach with any other profession and/or parenting) which I thought I'd post today:
- Do you want to be a better coach? [Great question - some coaches are perfectly happy as they are, making enough money, have enough clients and may well ask 'why do I need to invest in my own personal development?']
- What are consequences of NOT becoming a better coach?' (particularly in the environment we might return to after lock-down)
- What is your influence over your current programme/club/place of work? How do you impact upon it? Are you an adder or subtractor, multiplier or divider?
- Behaviour is very much connected by what they (clients/club members etc) SEE not by what they hear. What do your players, colleagues, clients SEE of you [in terms of your behaviours]?
- What is 'acceptable' and what is 'exceptional' in your coaching? What's the minimum line?
- If we are truly 'athlete centred' a one-size fits all approach simply does not work. Can you adapt your behaviours and using a range of different communication and intervention styles? Knowing when to instruct, when to question, when and how to provide feedback, when to shut-up and be quiet, when to praise, to observe and analyse, when to intervene.....
- Do we as coaches have the same ambition to improve ourselves and our players do?
Speaking of players, here's a little video today on developing more power on the forehand.
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Want to hit a bigger forehand? Here’s a few ideas around creating an ‘angle of separation’ between the hip and shoulder line to put the muscles of the trunk ‘on stretch’ to help you really unload up and into the shot. A good stay at home practice where you can just shadow the stroke whilst using a Bosu ball or similar @everyballtennis @haltonuk @prov3_halton #tennis #tenniscoach #tennisathome #tennislover #tennisplayer #everyball #everyballmatters #stayhome #staysafe