7 Coaching Techniques to Get the Most Out of Your Athletes

Tom Kelso
Strength and Conditioning

Coaching is a tough profession. It’s your job to take whatever raw material you are presented with so you can mold and improve it. There have been many hall-of-fame coaches in various sports throughout the years who knew how to do this successfully. Why did they achieve long-term success?


Here are some examples:


  • Vince Lombardi - Green Bay Packers of the NFL.
  • Phil Jackson - Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Lakers of the NBA.
  • Alex Ferguson - Soccer Coach, Manchester United.
  • John Wooden, The Wizard of Westwood - UCLA Bruins of collegiate basketball.
  • Chuck Noll - long-time coach of the Pittsburg Steelers of the NFL.
  • Béla Károlyi - Olympic gymnastics coach.
  • Tony La Russa - Baseball World Series manager of the Oakland A's and St. Louis Cardinals.
  • Pat Summitt - Women's basketball coach of the multiple-NCAA champions University of Tennessee Lady Volunteers.
  • Dan Gable - The iconic wrestling coach of the University of Iowa.



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