Coaching is a delicate blend of art and science. There are many factors that go into it.
Things to be considered in the coach/athlete relationship:
- Athlete Goals
- Athlete Strengths/Weaknesses
- Personality of athlete and coach
- Key races picked and coach's experience
- Geographical limitations
A few of these opportunities are easily overcome and others require a more delicate approach and relationship development.
Coach Derek worked with elite junior Reese Vannerson for the 2017 season. The logistics and schedule of working with a talented 12 year old 1000 miles away will make your head spin. A close relationship, frequent communication and trust are 3 of the key factors for the athlete's success outside of the work that must be done.
The following 3 blog posts will be dedicated to the recap and keys to that success, to help you get a better understanding of how important that relationship is.
Mind Right Endurance coaches are here to address the many question, issues and topics that endurance athletes encounter all the time! Check them out and share them with your friends!