Considering the Individuality of Athletes

In this theme, the coach considers and tailors their approach to each adult athlete’s experiences and motives in the planning, organization, and delivery of practice. The following points may be used by coaches to think about how this applies in their practice:

  • Individualize your coaching for each adult athlete based on what s/he has been able to do in past experiences 
  • Listen to your adult athletes’ comments about their past experiences to inform how you set up their training
  • Ask your adult athletes about their past experiences to help you plan their training
  • Consider what your adult athletes want to accomplish when organizing their training
Considering Individuality
of Athletes