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Chris Chapman

Creating a Coaching Philosophy

You cannot just choose a coaching philosophy from a website or decide to copy another coach’s set of beliefs. In part two of our three-part series, we take you – one step at a time – through the principles that go into creating your own personal philosophy

In the first part of the series we explored the importance of having a well-articulated coaching philosophy and determined that it will help you communicate to athletes and parents and shape your model of performance when planning.

The challenge is to define your philosophy and stick to it.

Every coach has certain things they never compromise on. For example, if as a coach you value ability, then you will never let your athletes sacrifice on technique and form.

To help you define what your core values, beliefs and governing principles are, let’s start at the beginning. Why did you start coaching? 

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