Strength and Conditioning Coach, Nick Grantham, presents at the 2017 Supporting Champions Conference on the characteristics of a successful coach.
3:00 Everyone gnaws on data at these conferences – but everyone is a coach
6:20 Importance of field trips
9:20 Exceptional coaches understand what they’re not good at
10:00 Importance of the beginners mindset
11:00 The adaptable cockroach
11:52 The hen is involved in the process but the pig IS the process. You are two feet in, be fully committed.
14:00 A lot of this is grunt work, behind the scenes. No selfies!
14:50 The ability to motivate, training can be a dull…a ball ache. So shake your pompoms.
19:20 Raise the game, has the session got ICE; intensity, concentration and effort?
22:04 100% enthusiasm. Tweet your message, be short and succinct
21:40 Don’t be a fridge – a low hum in the background. Don’t be Mrs Donovan – ‘wah wah wah’ Your athlete will tune out
23:08 The best coaches I’ve worked with…’walk the talk’. Develop trust, laying down acceptable behaviours of a team.They did what they said they were going to do
24:20 Group norms – be confident – bike helmet example. Walk the talk and you will develop trust
27:12 It’s about the process, the glory is in getting there, helping to achieve it.
28:04 Be prepared to walk with ugly babies in the early phase of athletes career when they’re not the finished article
28:45 Summary of the kew points Nick has covered. What do you need to be a great coach?
35:15 Create legacies
36:36 QUESTION Blend of personalities between coach and athlete?
38:17 QUESTION Changing dynamics in teams: Managing specialists?
38:45 The most successful teams are the multi disciplinary teams where everyone is talking
39:40 Specialist generalist
41:46 Nick offers advice for sustaining performance for those in mid-career – beginners mindset/maintaining network