My Coaching Philosophies:

 

 

My athletes/students should clearly understand the principles, attitudes and values I bring to their environment as a coach. I should provide clear guidelines for consistency on and off the court, trust, understanding and expectation, as it relates to the sport and relationships between the coach and student as well as any other parties involved (parents other coaches etc).

  • How does the philosophy influence my daily activity with young athletes?

Creating an environment that allows and encourages the athletes to ask how and to realize that the knowledge base for them to draw from is virtually endless.

  • What are my beliefs about coaching?

A great coach understands the personality of each player and supports, develops and pushes the player within their perceived limitation while stretching those boundaries.

  • What are my beliefs about competition?

Competition helps develop your ability to perform under the pressure you apply to yourself and to fine tune your performance state within that environment.

  • What are my beliefs about winning?

Winning is an outcome goal that we all pursue and as you develop your mastery goals winning comes along with them.

  • What are my beliefs about the training regime of young athletes?

Consistency in training and understanding the steps that the athlete needs to take and letting them be a part of that creation. Also putting a calendar together of the on court and off court programs (developing stroke dependability – understand shot selections and recovery – working on tennis conditioning and core training on and off the court – time off the court with the mental side of the game as well as match play to put it all together under match play conditions.

  • What are my beliefs about discipline?

If an athlete steps out of line whether with behavior or any other form of disrespect there should be a disciplinary action. I don’t believe that conditioning should be a form of discipline (running laps doing pushup or setup etc) these exercises should be incorporated into to their training regime. No negative discipline.  Discipline in another form would be disciplines towards the sport like – making sure every time your student is on the court with you they are going through their patterns properly every time. This way they won’t create negative patterns.

  • What is my long-term view of the development of an athlete?

From childhood to maturation, athletes go through several stages of development. For each developmental stage there is a phase of athletic training. Research suggests “it takes 8-to-12 years of training for a talented player/athlete to reach elite levels. I do believe with the right direction, training and commitment these tennis athletes’ can develop somewhat faster. Also from start to finish the student should grow to love the game and develop a passion for it. The more you learn to love something the more you want to learn…

My coaching philosophy:
Creating an environment that allows students to learn and develop on and off the court. To have that environment structured in a positive way so your students learn and grow in any situation they encounter both good and bad.