Motivation is a key factor of performance. You may have an abundance of talent but if you aren’t motivated to utilise that talent, it is unlikely you will perform your best. Motivation is the fuel for success, but it is also variable from person to person and may fluctuate over time. This can make it difficult to manage as a coach, leader or manager. So why are people motivated? And how can you support sustained engagement? When an individuals’ three basic needs – competence, choice and connection – are satisfied, they are more likely to be engaged in their performance domain and will thrive. Achieving Excellence refers to these three basic needs as the 3 Cs of performance success. We explore each in this excerpted content from Achieving Excellence.
As we step into a new year we are often enthused by plans of how this year will be our fittest and healthiest yet. It’s great to have such ambitions, but often to achieve them we will need to step outside of our comfort zone, and that can be tough. In this post we explore how you can step out of your comfort zone to make positive, lasting changes in your life, adapted from Total Body Beautiful.
When playing as part of a team, it is not only individual talent that contributes to team success, but having a positive team culture. This post is excerpted from Winning Ways of Women Coaches, where volleyball coach Amber Warners explores some of the key values of a positive team culture.
In this post we provide an example of how strength and conditioning can be embedded into physical education curriculums. In the example provided we explore strength and conditioning for beginner high-school/secondary school student athletes, excerpted from NSCA’s Guide to High School Strength and Conditioning.
In this post we explore the flow model of coaching and how you can use it as a coach. This content is excerpted from Foundations of Professional Coaching.
In guest author FitPro’s final instalment of how to become a Personal Trainer, they conclude and round up all of the information from the blog series into simple takeaways to get you started, as well as offering guidance on which steps to take now and the best places to look to get your journey started.
If you are embarking on a career in personal training have you considered the type of personal trainer (PT) that you would like to be? By having a clearer sense of the type of trainer that you would like to be, as well as the type of clients that you would like to coach, you are better able to direct your time and efforts and focus on specific skill sets, qualifications, understanding and a stronger business model. Knowing your destination as a PT will help you to navigate an easier path towards a successful career. This post is authored by special guest author FitPro, and is the second in FitPro’s personal training series where they will be exploring personal training as a career path. (See part one on Is personal training the right career for you?) The four popular types of personal trainer that this article will explore are: Body transformation coach Health and performance coach Sports specific coach Special populations coach Body Transformation Coach Being a Body Transformation Coach (BTC) is a hugely popular …
Running coach Jack Daniels has been described as ‘the world’s best running coach’ by 1968 Boston Marathon Winner and previous editor of Runner’s World, Amby Burfoot. In this post Jack Daniels provides what he has coined Daniels’ basic laws of running, adapted from the 4th edition of Daniels’ Running Formula.