What Makes a Great Rowing Coach?
Try this on for size – what is a GREAT coach?
- Does great mean WINNING?
- Does great mean FUNDRAISING huge sums?
- Does great mean — a rocking RECRUITER?
We want to keep great coaches and one of the ways to keep them is to identify who they are.
It is okay to be nodding your head affirmingly, but how do you KNOW if you're a great coach?
Is it because people have told you? Is it because you read it in the paper?
And since you probably won't find that definition easily accessible in a job description you may need to ask your supervisor.
But somewhere there should be an answer about what they are looking for in a great coach.
A friend of mine who coached youth soccer was once told that a GREAT coach had no complaints from parents. Hm.
Then take that answer and compare yourself to what they just told you.
(So often coaches use the criteria of WINNING to define good/great coaching. Doing that just doesn't work, unless that is what your organization is after –which is usually at the professional or Olympic level.)