Many dream of becoming a top-class coach at the highest level of sport, however doing so will not come easy, with a number of steps having to be taken. Simply collecting coaching badges is no longer enough, so just how can coaches achieve their goals in this area?
A recent study, carried out by UK Coaching, found that experiences away from formal coaching education have helped individuals in reaching an elite environment. A number of common themes were raised by this research also, with participants having been asked individually about their development history. Let’s take a closer look at the different findings in more detail.
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Whether it be losing heavily during a football match or seeing try after try being scored at one end of the rugby field, the mercy rule is used in a number of sports today in order to ensure that youngsters are not overwhelmed by a result. However, does this rule really serve its purpose?
Connecting with youngsters today is no easy task, with sports coaches often facing an uphill battle when it comes to striking up a rapport with their players as a result. So, just what can be done in order to help coaches engage as much as possible with their players?