Coaching = PATIENCE
Learning to be patient with our athletes and their development has been one of the biggest lessons I have learned over the years.
As a young coach I expected our athletes to be perfect the first time they were exposed to a new drill or exercise. I would Often give about a million cues for them to wade through and wonder why they didn't pick the "one" I really wanted them to grasp.
I did not give the athletes a chance to gain exposure, perform bad repetitions, learn through repetitive experience and correction.
I was not patient enough to understand that performing a skill at a high level takes time. It takes mistakes. It takes fixing these mistakes one at a time.
It takes trusting the process and building athletes one step at a time through a patient and long term approach.
Looking forward to watching our progress at The Athlete Factory over the next 12 weeks!