Happy Monday! Here are a few thoughts bouncing around in my head after a week of reading, podcasts and other continuing ed. Enjoy!
- I think it is imperative that we as strength coaches remain positive with the athletes and/or clients we are coaching. People beat themselves up enough as it is – I don’t think what they need is a coach beating them up even more. People want to be in a positive environment where they are allowed to learn and fail. Be positive, make people feel valued and then watch them get better.
- We as an industry can do a better job when it comes to regressing the people we are working with. We do a great job of progressing from step to step but we don’t do as well when it comes to regressing. We always want to push forward but need to also know when to pull back. Some athletes/clients just aren’t ready for what you want them to do, even though you may think it isn’t a difficult movement. Meet people where they are, which may be more regressed then where you had hoped they would be.
- A good coach is always growing. A good coach always thinks they are the dumbest person in the room. A good coach is always learning, from everyone and anyone they can. A good coach also has a great filter when learning from other to decide what is BS and what isn’t. A good coach makes everyone around them better. A good coach shows people possibility. A good coach is positive. Be a good coach.
Have a great week!