Creative coaching by Jerry Lynch

By Jerry Lynch

''Are the equipment you could have used ahead of not operating? Are you pissed off that conventional ways produce unsatisfactory effects? Now there is a new and higher approach to paintings together with your athletes, group, and others in your training employees - one who will upload on your training repertoire and your win totals.'' ''Creative training is a strategic guide for addressing the demanding situations of training smooth athletes and Read more...

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Good communication is the glue that binds a team, and respect is the foundation of all strong relationships. Your real strength and influence as a coach lie in relating to your athletes and staff with respect for what makes them who they are. You may have noticed 44 Creative Coaching that when an athlete is treated with disrespect, she often responds with resistance and resentment. On the surface, an athlete may comply with the wishes of the coach but will inwardly plot “revenge” through passive-aggressive behaviors such as tardiness, indifference, absenteeism, obstinacy, sulking, halfhearted effort, and other forms of counterforce.

When an athlete comes to you, simply hear him out; this sends the message that the person is valuable and deserves your time. Take his message seriously, even if it seems meaningless to you. Before the athlete says a word, try to establish an open attitude that you want to help and that you will accept his feelings even if you do not agree with them. ) Don’t underestimate the value of further honing your listening skills. Listening is difficult, an art that takes patience and time to develop. Don’t partially listen as you simultaneously prepare a counterattack—this does not give the athlete your full attention.

Glad you’re here” takes no time at all. ” shows your interest, respect, caring, kindness, and openness to hearing about what’s going on with them. Make an effort to get to know each person and learn what is special about that person. Then, from time to time, tell them why they are special. One of my favorite coaches who continually demonstrates caring and acceptance is Quin Snyder, head basketball coach at the University of Missouri. When I first worked with Quin, he was an associate head coach at Duke.

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