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Coaching Philosphy

by on Feb.25, 2014, under Uncategorized

What is a Coaching Philosophy?

Being a coach can be challenging. You are not only concerned about each player, but the team as a whole.  Therefore you need to be able to balance the player development and the team winning. One way that you can do this effectively is to create a coaching philosophy.

A coaching philosophy is a statement of what you value and how you will approach your coaching role. It covers your purpose as a coach, major objectives, and the beliefs and principles that you adhere to in order to achieve you objectives (Mitchell, 2013)

Many of the coaches I have had throughout my career in volleyball have made a major impact on my life, and I would like to be able to the same to the athletes and teams that I work with. Below is a coaching philosophy that I created, which incorporates things that I have learned from my previous coaches which help me to become the athlete I am today.

  • Objectives: To help build athletes strength, speed, agility, etc. and decrease injury on the court, and to help build athletes confidence.
  • Approach: Set realistic goals (focus on progress not perfection), keep the athletes accountable, acknowledge effort and progress of individuals and team, and the process is more important than the outcome.
  • Values: Positivity, hard-work, Team over individual attitude, Willingness to learn or try new techniques

The link below is for an article written by Jeff Mitchell. This article can help you to create your own coaching philosophy.

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