Foundational Beliefs #7 Embrace The Difference – Nobody Is The Same
Recognize that no two athletes are the same. They may be in the same sport, in the same event or play the same position, no matter – they are different. It is the difference that makes coaching so interesting. The differences can be very overt or very subtle but as coaches we must take them into account if we want to be effective. Remember one size does not fit all. The key is to get them all to the competition ready to compete and produce on the day. When you coach large numbers it seems like an impossible task, but it can be done. Group the athletes, know their personalities, learning styles, and recoverability and adjust accordingly. It is all about the difference.