When it comes to coaching, techniques get shared the world over. When it comes to mental preparation and certain tricks of the trade, that’s when coaches start becoming a little more guarded about what they know and what they’re willing to tell others.
This four-part series will focus on some of those “trade secrets” in working on getting more out of yourself as a coach and more out of your athletes. Some are philosophical, some are carved out of years of practice.
Part 1 of this series centers around getting an athlete to make up their own mind rather than a coach forcing them into doing it. Coach Daryl Weber shares a key anecdote from his senior year with coach Dan Gable.