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Leadership. This might be a word that is overused, misquoted and certainly an attribute that is often studied when talking about those leading our country. But what is leadership? When we talk about people not having the leadership to govern or lead a team, what exactly are we talking about? John Adams, the sixth President of the USA, famously described leaders as: ‘If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.”
You as a coach, might believe you have the world’s best program to develop athletes. You have spent years tinkering with the program, researching and talking to other experts. Your programs on the surface look great, but they lack what I call ‘mainstream stickability’.
Having players that fail to take responsibility for their actions is one of the most frustrating areas aspects of coaching. It seems like a constant battle between you and these players. I have got some simple strategies to help you build responsible athletes.
GUEST BLOG: By Jacob Andreae, Peak Performance Coach. Mental skills training is systematic training of the mind to enhance sporting performance. Mental skills are a key factor in achieving sporting success. Athletes who practice mental skills as part of their regular training regime are more likely to be successful in sport and in life.
As the latest Super Rugby franchise rolls into town, the school and rugby club engagements begin with sporting role models being put in front of our youth athletes, selling them healthy messages. Many would say that this is their duty as role models; others might say this is a waste of valuable time and resources, particularly if it costs the club money. Personally I believe it can be effective, but only if it is part of an active role model program.
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