By Tim Kyndt
What does it take for someone beginning out of their profession to achieve a hugely not easy surroundings? except the technical talents, what are the major values, attitudes and behaviours that convey awesome functionality in a continuously altering and critical world?
This ebook examines those questions in the not easy international of elite activity, a degree that locations hard pressures not just at the committed athletes, but additionally at the behind the scenes expertise of coaches, scientists and scientific help staff.
With case reviews and interviews all through, this ebook presents scholars with a pragmatic research of the non-public strengths, selection and interpersonal talents required to arrive the pinnacle. The ebook additionally includes sensible suggestions for college students wishing to start a profession in elite activities, together with additional studying, web content and speak to info of organizations at this elite point.
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It’s about constantly maintaining relationships, I try to make sure that I spend some time with every athlete in every session in order to build that understanding. Working with athletes is one challenge, but as an elite coach surely Jared has to operate on a broader basis and influence other coaches, colleagues and managers within UK Athletics? It’s less about me piping up in meetings and making my opinions heard, it is more about the work that I’m doing. I think that the way I present is important in terms of demonstrating the process I work through, the organisation I have and the sense I make of things.
So what advice in this area can Dave offer to coaches and practitioners starting out in their careers? It is about learning the skills to see what is confronting you and respond to that. When you start out, you need to have a few bankers, both technical and positive behaviours, [which] you know you can fall back on [and which] will either buy you time or deliver results for you. Dave considers his approach to developing the athlete and coaches’ trust in him has been central to being an effective practitioner: The athletes need to have trust in me.
When I was competing, I never felt that I was competing for anyone else other than myself. FIRST-HAND VIEW What makes Jared a world-class practitioner? He has a constant thirst for knowledge and is not afraid to ask around in order to obtain this. Unlike many coaches who believe that they possess ‘secrets’ that no one else is allowed to know, Jared is more than happy to share anything he does with anyone. He’s one of the most genuine people I know and you appreciate the time he puts into coaching you so much more.
Achieving Excellence in High Performance Sport. Experiences and Skills Behind the Medals by Tim Kyndt