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IFAC Reflections Part 2
January 22, 2019
A review of Jerome Simian’s workshops on physical preparation for sport. I had to choose between different “strands” of coaching topics at the IFAC conference in Loughborough. A difficult choice, not wanting to miss out on some excellent speakers. I chose to attend Simian’s because of a quote I heard on the HMMR podcast: “I […]
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10 Commandments of Great Coaching: Wayne Goldsmith

The 10 Commandments of Great Coaching

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Sports Coaching Brain

Wayne Goldsmith is a Coach Educator based in Australia known as the Sports Coaching Brain. Here are some key points on how to be a great coach.

  1. Creativity and innovation are the core skills of great coaches in this century.
  2. Continuous improvement is everything – success is a moving target.
  3. Engagement is the driving force of success: athletes, coaches, management, staff, families, supporters…everyone engaged completely and comprehensively in your program.
  4.  Never compromise on your values, virtues or beliefs for the sake avoiding conflict or to gain political advantage…it will come back to bit you sometime in the future.
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    Coach with passion

     Coach with passion, energy and enthusiasm – your athletes deserve it.

  6.  Never, ever give up: persevere no matter what the obstacles are in your way – no matter how difficult it seems – never give up.
  7. Be an agent of change and ignore people who use the worst eight words in sport “that’s not the way we do it here – people who win are unique, are different, make changes, take risks and then the rest of the world has to finds ways of catching up with them.
  8. Be yourself – believe in yourself: you have to do this. No one wins by copying or by trying to be someone else or by trying to be something they are not. Be yourself.
  9. Avoid anyone who talks in absolutes: there are no “nevers”, no “always”, no “musts” – there is only learning, growth, creativity, innovation, change and passion. There is no one way of doing anything.
  10. Regularly take an honest look at yourself and your program and identify ways of enhancing the performance of both.
In the end, coaching is a personal decision to be the best you can be – now and in the future and to pass on what you learn on to others so they might in turn realise their potential as athletes and as human beings. 
WAYNE GOLDSMITH FEBRUARY 2010

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  1. […] to grow and develop in their sport. Wayne Goldsmith also makes some very good points in his ‘Ten Commandments of Great Coaching’. His second commandment, ‘Continuous improvement is everything. Success is a moving target’ […]

  2. […] “Kids aren’t afraid of hard work, the’re afraid of boredom”. Wayne Goldsmith  […]

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For the past 2 years, as Head of Athletic Development, James has made a significant contribution to the development and understanding of athletic development among our sports programmes. With knowledge and passion, he has continually championed best practise in relation to the athletic development of young athletes, and been unstinting in the rigour of its delivery. As a coach, James has made a direct contribution to the development of several prominent individuals, as well as more broadly to our squads.
 
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