More on coaching philosophy – getting better at getting better?

I was delighted to read recent a post from sports psychologist Dan Abrahams outlining exactly how all sportsmen (and their coaches) need to set out to “profile the next level” of performance.

I have written previously about my coaching “philosophy” – slightly glib, perhaps, but I do believe that the aim of all coaching has to be to help the players to “get better”.

But what is “better”?  And how do we get there?

As Dan writes:

The next level up isn’t an impossibility – it’s just a set of mini behaviours that you are yet to learn, that you are yet to execute under pressure.

By profiling the attributes and behaviours of better players, the sportsman and his coach can devise a plan to work towards the next level.  Small steps; no miracle cures; all moving towards a defined goal.

And that must be the perfect definition of the growth mindset.

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Andrew Beaven

Cricket coach, fascinated by the possibilities offered by the game. More formally - ECB CA cricket coach working at the MCC Academy, the Essex Indoor Cricket Centre, and with the junior sections at Oakfield Parkonians CC & Regent's Park CC; All Stars Cricket Activator; ECB ACO umpire.

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