When I was just under 5 years old, my father took me to soccer practice for the first time… ⚽
It was only after a few weeks that I could understand his enthusiasm. For decades I played in different clubs and classes. My sports studies gave me my coaching license and so I started as a player-coach in the amateur area at the end of my 20s. 2 clubs, 1 promotion, active for a total of 5 years.
If you’re a trainer yourself, you know that this job can be quite demanding. The young players don’t always feel like it, are (party) tired, struggle with private issues, lack ambition, etc.
How can you form a functioning team from different characters?
As a trainer, you must, among other things.
✅ set a good example,
✅ Be responsive to your team,
✅ Focus on the strengths of the individual,
✅ respond to people individually and show understanding,
✅ Challenge every player and sometimes push them to their physical, but above all mental, pain threshold.
So and you know what?
That’s exactly what I need now in my professional life when dealing with my employees (don’t worry, the physical pain threshold is not yet exhausted!). – Because this is the only way to achieve goals together.
PS: The ball went into the goal!😁