Be a Better Coach in 3 Steps: Part 1 - Widen Your Technical Knowledge

Becca Borawski Jenkins
Coaching, Strength and Conditioning, Martial Arts

One of the privileges of my work here on is I am afforded the regular opportunity to converse with some of the world’s best coaches. I make a practice of asking each one of them what makes a great coach. One answer that almost always comes up is the desire to constantly learn - the mentality of being a life-long student and the humility of knowing there is always more out there to study. 


In my personal experience as a coach I, too, am often asked, “How do I get better at coaching?” I believe there are three areas to focus on to take your coaching to the next level.


This two-part article series will examine how to educate yourself in the following three areas:


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