What makes a great coach

Coaching, as leadership is more an art form than a science.  Some say great leaders are born, not made –perhaps, but I think good coaches can learn to be great coaches. 

In essance there are 5 traits that can help good coaches become great.

A great coach commands absolute understanding of their sport; knowledge and experience in strategy, tactics and fundamentals are critical.  Simply put, you can not teach what you don’t know.

A great coach has a plan. They see and know where they’re going and don’t allow anything to get in the way.  They analyze team members and match abilities to player positions, not only for the team, but for the individual as well.  Often coaches will have hole or weakness on a team and spend countless hours trying to turn players into something they’re not.  It’s a monumental task and usually leads to frustration and poor performance for the individual and the coach.

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