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Coaching the “uncoachables” Wayne Goldsmith explains how

When it comes down to it, the day to day coaching of sport is not that difficult. Get the … read more

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When it comes down to it, the day to day coaching of sport is not that difficult. Get the physiology right. Teach the basics well. Come up with sensible, logical game plans and competition strategies. It’s not rocket science.

However, these things are not coaching. They are merely teaching the mechanics of the sport: they are more about learning than leadership, more about information than innovation and more about instruction than inspiration. These are not the things that determine success: these are not the things that mean the difference between winning and losing.

The things that do determine success and the things that do mean the difference between winning and losing are much harder to find and even harder to measure. They are the un-coachables: those intangible, elusive factors which make champions champions and winning teams unbeatable.

So, how can you coach the un-coachables?

What are the un-coachables? The un-coachables are eight factors which you will not find in any coaching text book. You will not learn about them in any coaching course. You cannot research them on Google and you can’t do a PhD on them. They are not tested for in talent id programs and no one has found a piece of equipment to measure them, but their impact on performance is immeasurable. Their role in success unparalleled. Their place in excellence unmatched. Their effect on winning unsurpassed.

The un-coachables are:

  1. Desire
  2. Desperation
  3. Hunger for success
  4. Determination
  5. Resilience
  6. Passion
  7. Motivation
  8. Unbreakable self-confidence

Read the rest of Wayne’s article written for GACU 

Read our interview with Wayne and his keynote 10 key behaviours that underpin success

Wayne Goldsmith is one of the most respected and authoritative sporting and business minds in Australia. His list of high performance and high profile sporting clients includes Tennis Australia, Swimming Australia, Triathlon Australia, Diving Australia, the Australian Rugby League, the Australian Rugby Union and the Australian Sports Commission. He has also worked with the Wests-Tigers, Sydney Roosters and Gold Coast Titans (NRL), the QLD Reds, NSW Waratahs, Western Force and ACT Brumbies (Super Rugby), the Gold Coast United (A-League) and the North Melbourne Kangaroos, Brisbane Lions and Melbourne (AFL). Internationally Wayne has worked with the United States Olympic Committee, USA Swimming, British Swimming, the Singapore Sports Council and the South African Olympic Committee. Wayne has also worked with numerous corporate clients including the Integrated Group.

About Rebecca Caroe
Rebecca is the host of RowingChat podcast and is a masters athlete and coach. Passionate about helping others enjoy the sport as much as she does. View all posts from Rebecca Caroe

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