Effective Sports Leadership

January 19, 2018 | Author: Anonymous | Category: Science, Health Science, Sports Medicine
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Effective Sports Leadership

Effective Coaching 

Can be described as –

Making a difference by improving an athlete’s performance

Effective Coaches?

Effective Coaches?

What is the Purpose of Coaching? 

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In pairs discuss and list what you think the purpose of coaching is under the following headings: Physical development Psychological development

Physical Development   

Working to improve an individuals physical skills and techniques Working to improve the various components of fitness Developing skills in order to minimise the risk of injury

Psychological Development    

Developing good habits / discipline with a training routine. Developing mental toughness and a positive mental attitude. Learning to control emotions and cope with success and failure. Learning teamwork and interaction in a competitive environment.

Fun vs Winning 

People take part in sport for many different reasons.

Discuss the above ‘Fun vs Winning’ from a coaches point of view with a partner. Write your ideas in your notes.

Fun vs Winning   

Based on individual Coach must make decision Good coaches will always have a balance

Personal Skills of a Coach 

Think of two coaches that you admire.

One should be someone who has coached you.

One should be a famous top level coach.

Make a list of the personality characteristics that you think make them an effective coach.

Personal Skills of a Coach 

A professional approach – They pay great attention to detail and conduct themselves in an appropriate manner.

Personal Skills of a Coach 

They are positive role models – The coach behaves the way they want their athletes to behave.

Accepting success / failure and good / bad performances.

Punctuality / good personal habits.

Personal Skills of a Coach 

Motivational skills – Keep players interested and working to their potential.

Ensures players are in the right state of mind mentally for training and playing.

Sport is full of talented people who fail to achieve their potential due to loss of motivation.

Personal Skills of a Coach 

Knowledge of the sport – Rules, techniques and tactical requirements.

Establishes respect of players / athletes.

Ensures complete understanding and allows them to coach and evaluate effectively

Personal Skills of a Coach 

Communication skills – how the coach communicates and interacts with players.

Verbal / Non verbal

Demonstrate of skills / drills / tactics

IT skills

Personal Skills of a Coach      

Other skills – Patience Approachability Responsibility Objectivity Organisational skills

Personal Skills of a Coach

The X factor Sometimes a coach is inspirational but we cannot say why

Planning and Organising Communication Health & Safety

Effective Coaching

Monitoring and Evaluating

Sport Science Analysing and Problem Solving Tactics

Styles of Coaching Autocratic


Coach makes all decisions

Decision making is shared

Lassaire Fair

Coach allows athletes to make decisons

Alternative styles     

B. Woods (Applying psychology to Sport, Hodder & Stoughton, 1998) identified 4 styles of coaching: Command style - direct instruction, coach dictates Reciprocal style - athlete takes some responsibility for their own development - monitored by the coach Problem solving style - athlete solves problems set by the coach Guided discovery - athlete has freedom to explore various options

The Greatest Coach?

Vince Lombardi 

Named "Coach of the Century" by ESPN, Vince Lombardi is remembered for his dedication, his infectious enthusiasm and his unforgettable quotes that continue to echo in locker rooms around the world.

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