Philosophy – a theory or attitude that acts as a guiding principle for behaviour.
Coaching philosophy has been something that’s been on my mind a lot recently. I never really put much thought into it until a conversation I had with my good friend and mentor Ainle Ó Cairealláin (Ainle.ie) when he asked me what my coaching philosophy was.
I was sort of stumped by the idea and didn’t know what to say as it never entered my mind before. I was thinking that having little to no coaching experience before how could I possibly have a coaching philosophy?
Anyway, after giving it a bit of thought, here is my coaching philosophy.
” To coach by creating a positive, healthy and trustworthy relationship with a main focus on building a solid base of movement excellence, while making it a fun, enjoyable and beneficial experience. “
For me it is important that
- It is an enjoyable experience for all involved. (Coach and Team/ Athlete/ Client/ etc.)
- The fundamental movements are solid. (Squat, Posture, Pelvic Tilt, Mobility)
- You build up the trust with who you are coaching. Let them know you have a vast knowledge in the area. Show that you have an actual interest in them and their goals.
If you are serious about coaching and want to make it far I highly recommend getting on this and building your philosophy straight away!
“Knowing thyself is the begining of all wisdom” – Artisole