A coach´s work actually takes place in two phases:
Phase 1: The coaching that takes place before actual training:
Instructors first and foremost must be knowledgeable about their sport, so that they can analyse the performance of the trainees and diagnose which elements need to be improved.
Phase 2: Programming training:
After the first phase is effectively dealt with, in the next step the instructors must provide trainees with effective training strategies through appropriate practice drills and exercises, in order to achiveve improved performance levels. It is this second phase where our dynamic duo of books can make your life much easier:
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- Training sport-specific skills without first developing adequate physical abilities (i.e. active range of motion & stability): a lack of physical tools can act as a constraint in learning and a become the cause of chronic injuries.
- Training techniques out of context and practicing using an internal focus: sport-specific techniques are a result of the interaction between the performer and the environment and not just "empty" movements.
- Failing to optimize the force and power output of sport-specific technique through specialized strength and conditioning techniques.
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