Video Presentation by Bo Hanson, 4x Olympian and Coaching Consultant
In this video Bo Hanson talks about how important the Coach-Athlete Relationship is in achieving success in sport, whether that is at the little league level or the Olympics. He discusses research conducted after the 2008 Beijing Olympics which determined the five critical factors athletes needed to create a medal winning result or a personal best performance. Find out the implications of this research for your sport and program.
Once you’ve watched the below video, if you would like more information on this important topic, read “Success of Coach-Athlete Relationships (Canadian Olympic Study)“.
Resources about the Coach-Athlete Relationship
For more information on the importance of Coach-Athlete Relationships we highly recommend our article on Success of Coach-Athlete Relationships (Canadian Olympic Study). One of the most recent and compelling studies about the quality of the coach athlete relationship on an athlete’s ultimate performance has been conducted by Penny Wurthner for the Canadian Olympic team. This article shares the key findings of this study and applies the Athlete Centered approach.
How to be an Athlete Centered Coach
So how do you improve on your Coach-Athlete Relationship? Having an Athlete Centered approach to coaching can really help to improve your Coach-Athlete relationship. Athlete Centered Coaching is a coaching philosophy underpinned by a set of values and coaching behaviors that creates more consistent and higher performing athletes. This article outlines what Athlete Centered Coaching is, the goals of this approach and how to be this type of coach.
Behavioral Predictability for Building Trust
If you would like more in-depth information on how to build trust with your athletes, and therefore improve your relationship, we definitely recommend you read our article on“Behavioral Predictability for Building Trust”. This article discusses how to use the trust account to maintain and build on your coach athlete relationship. This article also delves into behavioral predictability and how this can be used to get the best performance from your team come race day.
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