Training contains a fair amount of redundancy. Use that to your advantage as a consistent means to compare and track progress. I know for years I have used a consistent pattern of warm-up that provides me with instant feedback on the athletes training readiness for that day. The same for certain drills and workouts that I place at the same time in a training cycle. As the athlete gains training age this information becomes increasingly more valuable.
The best basis for future planning is careful contextual analysis of the prior training. Therefore it is very important to keep detailed training records and logs.
Don’t always look for cause & effect, look for connections. Train the connections.
Use Foster’s RPE rating- Wait 30 minutes after the training session, have the athlete rate the session on a 1 to 10 scale. Multiply that score by the minutes in the workout.
Talk less, listen more. Speak with meaning. The power in verbal communications often is not the words; it is the space between the words. The rhythm & pacing, how you say what you say goes a long way to determine how and if the message is received.
“Nobody cares if you can’t dance well. Just get up and dance. Great dancers are not great because of their technique, they are great because of their passion.” Martha Graham