Fast Talk Labs members, we are pleased to share the newest module from The Craft of Coaching with Joe Friel! This module and The Craft of Coaching are available to Coaching Essentials and USA Cycling Coach members.
“As a coach, you are in a privileged position to have a great impact on your athlete’s development. Learn how to use this wisely.” – Joe Friel (@JFRIEL)
Helping your athletes achieve their performance potential is an important task, but it’s rarely an easy one. In Module 6 of The Craft of Coaching, Joe Friel, together with several top coaches, share their experience on every aspect of this journey to peak performance.
In Module 6 of The Craft of Coaching, Joe Friel (@JFRIEL) and top coaches, share their experience on every aspect of this journey to peak performance.
At its core, endurance training is not too intellectually complicated. However, once including additional factors for athletic success: athlete’s physical and psychological limits; the time available for training; weather, terrain, etc.—it becomes increasingly complex.
The complexity of managing performance is the reason you have a job and can charge a fee for your knowledge and wisdom. These skills in your toolbox increase the chance to produce athletic success. Your toolbox needs to have both knowledge and wisdom. Knowledge is the science of coaching, and wisdom is the art of coaching.Coaches with high levels of both knowledge and wisdom are rare and in high demand. In this module, we will be examining how the coach can marry knowledge and wisdom to help their athlete reach their potential.
Module 6 // Managing Athlete Performance explores:
· Guide to Common Training Metrics and Tools for Data Analysis
· Balancing Training Load Over a Season
· How to Get Athletes Ready
· The Best Practice for Post-Race Analysis
· How to Measure and Cultivate Performance by Ben Day
· How to Help Your Athletes Grow from Failure by Julie Dibens
As coaches you know there is the physical and mental component to managing an athlete’s performance. When these two collide, the result can be devastating. When they connect, pure success. Marrying these two can be challenging, but when coaches utilize both their analytics and compassion and approach their athlete holistically, the results are limitless.