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Overcoming Poor Coaching Habits: Understanding How Your Coaching Impacts Your Players

We all talk a good game when pointing out the pivotal role sport leaders play in shaping the WHOLE athlete; however, ineffective coaching can lead to detrimental outcomes, affecting athletes' performance, motivation, and overall well-being. This article delves into the effects of poor coaching, drawing from research studies and practical insights. It also provides recommendations on how we as coaches can move away from "old school" coaching habits that lack merit and perhaps no longer reach the digital native athletes that now inhabit our fields and courts.

Athlete Motivation: Intrinsic vs. Extrinsic

As a coach, understanding the dynamics of motivation is crucial in guiding your athletes towards their highest potential. At the heart of this understanding lies the distinction between intrinsic and extrinsic motivation. These two types of motivation, though different in nature, work hand-in-hand to drive athlete development.

Athlete Motivation: A Coach’s Perspective

In the next several weeks, I thought it might be interesting to delve into the dynamic world of athlete development, placing a spotlight on motivation - a fundamental driver of peak performance and continual growth. Let’s take a look at the different aspects of motivation and how we, as coaches, can significantly influence and cultivate this drive in our athletes. Motivation plays a pivotal role in athlete development. It serves as the driving force that influences an athlete's behavior, their level of commitment, and, ultimately, their performance in their chosen sport. Understanding the theories and mechanisms of motivation is crucial for coaches who aim to effectively harness this intrinsic power in their athletes.