Know your strength and weaknesses as a coach. Accentuate your strengths and minimize your weaknesses.
Define yourself do not let others define you
Design training sessions that foster and encourage discovery. Do not create robots or athletes completely dependent on the coach.
Do not try to reinvent the wheel, chances are that if you do your homework someone has done something similar before and you can build on that.
Never lose sight of the fact that training is a means to an end, not an end in itself. Training is preparing to compete.
In season training is essential. To train extensively in preparation and not train in-season can be worse than no training at all
You are never ready, put it on the line. How else do you know where you are? Test yourself. Without risk there is no REWARD.