GAINcast Episode 144: Pillars of coaching (with Frank Dick)

After a career of coaching Olympic champions, Frank Dick has turned his attention to coaching coaches. Coaching is the foundation of sport. Athletes make excellence happen, but it is the coaches that make excellence possible. On this episode of the GAINcast, Dick joins us to talk about the pillars of coaching and how we can create better coaches.

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Notes and quotes

Frank Dick’s spent 15 years as the director of coaching for British Athletics, personally coaching Olympic champion Daley Thompson, as well as working with champions from a variety of other sports like Katarina Witt and Boris Becker. More recently he was the High Performance Director at SASCOC (South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee) leading into the 2012 Olympics. Since 2016 he has consulted with England Rugby in the lead up to the 2019 World Cup. He is also President of the European Athletics Coaches Association, Member of the IAAF Coaches Commission, as well as chair of the IAAF Academy.

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Further reading

The following links were referenced in the podcast or provide some additional reading material on the topic: