MY COACHING PHILOSOPHY MY ROLE AS A COACH I coach to educate my athletes in the best way I can. I coach triathlon and multisport because I love the sport. It’s important for me to be highly skilled and educated in my field because I believe I need to be the best coach I can be. I want my athletes to be confident on race day and I coach them in such a way as to build confidence. I coach with integrity and respect. I expect my athletes to be honest with me as I with them. I expect them to have respect for their races and I hold them accountable for their goals they have set out for. I believe in: Goal setting Being a proper ambassador for sport in South Africa Being open and honest Having clear communication lines with my athletes Building confidence Improving skills Being consistent Practice makes perfect Being patient Feedback from both coach and athlete Having structure or purpose with the end goal in mind Growing as a coach through continued education COMMUNICATION STYLE I possess an assertive communication style. I am an effective listener. I clearly state my expectations and I am very realistic. I believe in SMART goals. I am goal driven. I show empathy and I help where I can. I can be quite strict when athletes fall off the wagon and I remind them constantly about their goals and what is required of them to achieve those goals. I demand feedback and constant communication for best results. I am sensitive to people’s feelings as I discern well and I therefore approach situations with the utmost respect. PREFERRED ATHLETE I COACH I currently coach all levels. I am not a cheerleader so I don’t chase up and down after athletes. I motivate them up to a point but believe they need to bring their side of the plate. I do look for the more ‘serious’ athlete who are committed to improving and thus committed to their goals. Most of us also have other daily chores—career, yard work, family, social activities, and other events that take our time and energy. Endurance sports are not separate from these other activities; balancing everything in our life is vital to building and maintaining the endurance we’ll use for training and competition. – Philip Maffetone

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MY COACHING PHILOSOPHY MY ROLE AS A COACH I coach to educate my athletes in the best way I can. I coach triathlon and multisport because I love the sport. It’s important for me to be highly skilled and educated in my field because I believe I need to be the best coach I can be. I want my athletes to be confident on race day and I coach them in such a way as to build confidence. I coach with integrity and respect. I expect my athletes to be honest with me as I with them. I expect them to have respect for their races and I hold them accountable for their goals they have set out for. I believe in: Goal setting Being a proper ambassador for sport in South Africa Being open and honest Having clear communication lines with my athletes Building confidence Improving skills Being consistent Practice makes perfect Being patient Feedback from both coach and athlete Having structure or purpose with the end goal in mind Growing as a coach through continued education COMMUNICATION STYLE I possess an assertive communication style. I am an effective listener. I clearly state my expectations and I am very realistic. I believe in SMART goals. I am goal driven. I show empathy and I help where I can. I can be quite strict when athletes fall off the wagon and I remind them constantly about their goals and what is required of them to achieve those goals. I demand feedback and constant communication for best results. I am sensitive to people’s feelings as I discern well and I therefore approach situations with the utmost respect. PREFERRED ATHLETE I COACH I currently coach all levels. I am not a cheerleader so I don’t chase up and down after athletes. I motivate them up to a point but believe they need to bring their side of the plate. I do look for the more ‘serious’ athlete who are committed to improving and thus committed to their goals. Most of us also have other daily chores—career, yard work, family, social activities, and other events that take our time and energy. Endurance sports are not separate from these other activities; balancing everything in our life is vital to building and maintaining the endurance we’ll use for training and competition. – Philip Maffetone
MY COACHING PHILOSOPHY MY ROLE AS A COACH I coach to educate my athletes in the best way I can. I coach triathlon and multisport because I love the sport. It’s important for me to be highly skilled and educated in my field because I believe I need to be the best coach I can be. I want my athletes to be confident on race day and I coach them in such a way as to build confidence. I coach with integrity and respect. I expect my athletes to be honest with me as I with them. I expect them to have respect for their races and I hold them accountable for their goals they have set out for. I believe in: Goal setting Being a proper ambassador for sport in South Africa Being open and honest Having clear communication lines with my athletes Building confidence Improving skills Being consistent Practice makes perfect Being patient Feedback from both coach and athlete Having structure or purpose with the end goal in mind Growing as a coach through continued education COMMUNICATION STYLE I possess an assertive communication style. I am an effective listener. I clearly state my expectations and I am very realistic. I believe in SMART goals. I am goal driven. I show empathy and I help where I can. I can be quite strict when athletes fall off the wagon and I remind them constantly about their goals and what is required of them to achieve those goals. I demand feedback and constant communication for best results. I am sensitive to people’s feelings as I discern well and I therefore approach situations with the utmost respect. PREFERRED ATHLETE I COACH I currently coach all levels. I am not a cheerleader so I don’t chase up and down after athletes. I motivate them up to a point but believe they need to bring their side of the plate. I do look for the more ‘serious’ athlete who are committed to improving and thus committed to their goals. Most of us also have other daily chores—career, yard work, family, social activities, and other events that take our time and energy. Endurance sports are not separate from these other activities; balancing everything in our life is vital to building and maintaining the endurance we’ll use for training and competition. – Philip Maffetone