Loretta Williams on Coach Progressions

Dreams lead to vision and the goals to achieve them.

What is a great coach?  An expert, they get the best out of the athletes, they deal with the pressure and understand their athletes as people.

What factor would you look for in talented coaches?

Time – remember a fatigued coach doesn't do well just as a tired thlete doesn't.

The pursuit of excellence is often about leaps of faith and not allowing ambition to be limited by your surroundings.

Many successful coaches worked in another sport e.g. Karl Adam was in boxing and athletics before he came to rowing.

UK sport's "Vision 2012"

  • vision plus trategy
  • results and progression
  • mood in the camp
  • structure and systems
  • athlete support
  • resources and partnerships
  • technical support

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