Below is a quick overview of what we chatted about and some further reading for those interested.
Periodisation – Start planning with the end in mind.
There are many elements to preparing an Athlete.
Every Athlete is a Person first. Coach the Person, then the Athlete.
Lower level Coaches will focus on the Technical, Tactical and Physical (Swimming-focused).
Higher level Coaches will also address the Mental, Emotional, Cultural, etc (Person-focused).
To minimise the role of luck/hope, build all six components into your training program.
What does an Athlete at the top of their game look like?
- Process orientated
- Success focused
- Not distracted
- Control the Controllables
- Capacity to communicate
- Growth Mindset
What will I add/subtract to my programs to ensure I ‘coach the Person’?
What does this look like at each level of development?