DiscoverThe Forza Athletics Life & Coaching PodcastSeason 2020 - Episode 4 Your Ever Changing Coaching Philosophy
Season 2020 - Episode 4 Your Ever Changing Coaching Philosophy

Season 2020 - Episode 4 Your Ever Changing Coaching Philosophy

Update: 2019-08-07
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We began this season by looking at our vision as a coach, why we coach, and how we want to be remembered.  Looking at Episode 3, the focus was on the end of our career's.  In this episode, I wanted to spend some time discussing how to develop your coaching philosophy.  Our philosophy will change a little bit as we move along with our coaching journey, but some of our core values will remain the same.


My philosophy is to illuminate a path for my athlete's that helps them achieve their goals.  I'm ashamed to say that it wasn't always as such.  When I first began coaching my philosophy was "coach-centered".  I was more concerned with what my peers would think of me and how far my athletes threw.  That was pretty much it.  As I have traveled along in my coaching journey, I've had a paradigm shift in the way I coach.  My focus is now "athlete-centered".  I provide my athletes a lot of autonomy in regards to their training, goals, meet selection, etc.  When I first began coaching, I didn't feel comfortable with athlete input.  Now I thrive upon learning more about myself as a coach and most importantly what my athletes think and how I can better coach my athletes throughout the course of a season and their careers!


What is your coaching philosophy?  Has it changed since you began coaching?  Why or why not?

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Season 2020 - Episode 4 Your Ever Changing Coaching Philosophy

Season 2020 - Episode 4 Your Ever Changing Coaching Philosophy

Charles J. Infurna, EdD