What makes a coach good? What makes a coach great? What makes one the best?
I have found in my years, that the difference between coaches is not the knowledge they have, or the knowledge they have access to. They can all know the exact same thing, or know everything in the world about training, but a truly great coach has heart!
Just like they always say the team with the most heart will win the close games, the same holds true with coaching. In all honesty a coach with less skills and less knowledge can and will be more successful if he has the heart to keep learning, to keep pushing and to constantly care about those he coaches. The coach with heart will not rest until their athlete reaches their goal. They will view their athlete’s success as their own.
I strive day in and day out to be that coach. Your success is my success and your failure is mine. I can with 100% honesty admit that I do not know everything. I have a million lessons to still learn, and a million mistakes to make. I will bust my tail daily to gain knowledge on how to make you better. I will push myself as a coach to be better in the same way that I will push you to be better as an athlete.
It’s the heart of the coach that determines how well they do everything outside of coaching.
It’s a simple question, but it means everything…does your coach have heart?