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When training session just doesn't go your athletes way. Whilst coaching disability athletics with one of my regular athletes we was experiencing a rather bad training session which was impacting on his performance as well as his mental health states, at the end of the training session both myself and the athlete was deflated this in turned made me reflect on the way I was coaching and actually doubting my coaching experience. Both the athlete and myself had laughed about the training session and realised it was just one of those off days and to learn not to doubt oneself and to use the training session as another bad experience as well as a learning experience.
Many times training sessions have never turned out like planned, We are humans and there are 1001 reasons can cause a 'flat' athlete.
I would use the feel. felt, found approach, I know how toy feel, I;ve that way sometimes in training nut found some sessions I ran cap bur stuck with the training and had successful races.
What was the weather like? had the athlete had a hard day at work/school. Was there any injury to the athlete?
I might might feel deflated, but ever question my coaching when any other athletes in the group are improving or maintaining.
If it continued to happen I would ask a higher qualified coach to ***** me, Someone looking in from the outside always cam point out what I can change to improve.
Never feel afraid to ask for help if bad sessions continue. Many coaches won't and deny the athlete of reaching their full potential
First of all, I agree that you need to know the student well. Not all respond to the same messages. However, here are a few of the things I turn to:
I'll be curious to see what strategies others use.
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