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It is at this time of the year when new teams have been bought together that cracks start to show. Whether that is on the sporting field, in the boardroom or where you work. The honeymoon period and excitement of starting something new and being around certain team members starts to wear thin. So what is your role as a coach in this process of team development to ensure you can break through to achieve your vision?
The Australian Emeralds recently competed at the World Cup in South Korea, finishing 5th. This was a result that was two places lower than their previous result in 2014. But speaking with the Head Coach, Simone Wearne, she was happier with the team culture and the foundation of the team at this most…
You as a coach, might believe you have the world’s best program to develop athletes. You have spent years tinkering with the program, researching and talking to other experts. Your programs on the surface look great, but they lack what I call ‘mainstream stickability’.
I recently worked with a club team who were struggling to come together as a team despite telling the coaching staff that they wanted to win the Premiership. The coaching staff felt that there was too much reliance on the coaches to bring the team together and opportunities being provided to the team weren’t being taken up to their full extent. Here is my message to the team.
Having players that fail to take responsibility for their actions is one of the most frustrating areas aspects of coaching. It seems like a constant battle between you and these players. I have got some simple strategies to help you build responsible athletes.
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