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How to Become a Leader in Athlete Development

 

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Athlete Development Leaders

Leadership is something that gets spoken about quite a bit in the
fitness, athlete development and sport training world.

 

But what is a leader?

 

What are leadership qualities?

 

I found it interesting when thinking about the tone and content of
this article to realize that we often completely misunderstand the
word as well as its meaning.

 

We always think of ‘leadership’ as the ACT of being in charge of
a group and perhaps becoming their mentor.

 

But upon reflection, I had an awakening.

 

True leadership isn’t simply about ACTING as a leader or mentor.

 

It’s the essence of being ABLE to.

 

Do you have the ABILITY to lead?

 

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3 Tips to Becoming a World-Class Athlete Development Coach

Athlete Development Coaching Tips

Read carefully.

 

But don’t forget…. I want to hear what you have to say.

 

Be sure to leave your comments…..

 

1) Read, Listen and Watch

 

Read books.

 

Listen to CD’s and audio’s.

 

Watch great athlete development Coaches do what they do best.

 

But here’s the key (and it’s something I very seldom hear anyone else mention)…

 

Don’t just learn from the stuff or professionals you agree with.

 

We all like to be validated and stay in a relative comfort zone in terms of our knowledge
base, but this industry is chalk full of professionals who cast negative opinions about certain
training methodologies without truly understanding them.

 

Spend 75% of your time on learning from resources you enjoy and agree with. 15% of
your time on resources you COMPLETELY disagree with and the remaining 10% on
resources you have never heard of and are not at all familiar with.

 

A well-rounded education is predicated on knowing parts of it all.

 

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