It’s not always only about working hard.
So much more often, it’s about working hard in working smart!
When you are working purposefully on goals that you set for yourself and for your athletes + when you take time to show them that what you work on together brings results, then you can start making bigger steps Forward.
It’s so much harder to make changes in technique and movements when you work with senior athletes. Even when it comes to obvious things.
As a coach, you have to be careful how to work with senior athletes on things that need improvement or that should be changed.
To be honest, probably you shouldn’t even invest a lot of your and their time in actual correction of their basic technique. But you can always adjust it a little bit + use what they already have as their style + try to create the most practical movement execution that suits them and that can bring good results.
Set (smart) goals.
Plan purposeful, progressive steps that will take you to your goal.
Don’t expect change to happen over night.
When you “fail”, remember that that’s just another valuable lesson.
Keep working smart.
Keep moving forward.
And remember Lao Tzu’s quote: “The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.”
Be laser focused on your first next step, while keeping your eyes on your end goal all the time! 🙂