A Coaches Skill Set

Last week I was part of a panel of S&C coaches talking to sport science students about how to pursue a career in strength and conditioning. We discussed our various career pathways and then offered some advice regarding what we felt made a good coach.

Teleri Wilson (S&C Coach at Leeds Metropolitan University) spoke about the essential 'skill set'. I really liked the concept and Teleri has kindly agreeed for me to use it on this site.

S&C Skill Set - Coaching Skills

P - presence

E - education / knowledge

R - respect

F - friend

O - open / open-minded

R - relationship - athlete/coach/physio & support network

M - motivator

A - adaptability

N - negotiation

C - communication

E - excellence / professionalism