Coach-Athlete Expectations

Fortunately I am tied into the sport of track and field very tightly, both through my close friends in the sport and because I follow it very closely as a fan. Each year there are a few coaches and athletes who decide to part ways for various reasons. Usually it is due to a difference in philosophy, but not necessarily a training philosophy. Often it is a difference philosophy about how life should be lived. So I began to think about and it gave me a few questions to think about. All of these questions seem very simple but can complicate things a great deal in an athlete/coach relationship.


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  1. James Marshall
    James Marshall says:

    Nice post Nick. Always hard when an athlete is paying you, but they don’t do work required. Some leave so that they can hear what they want to hear. Others stay and improve, others stay and just frustrate the heck out of me!

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  1. […] athlete. Instead it often comes down to expectations not being fulfilled by one party. Nick Garcia discussed this topic in a blog post last week, providing some questions coaches and athletes should address to build a strong relationship. But […]

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