During game play, a coach wants their athletes to be active problem-solvers, to correctly assess what occurs during the game, and to respond with the appropriate decisions and skills. The best way of accomplishing this is to change from a coach-centric model of training to an athlete-centered one, and implement autonomy-supportive behaviors into your program.
After winter training, with summer just around the corner, Canadian football programs transition to sport-specific athletic development activities. This second of two articles provides insight into the summer running program and in-season training program of a Canadian university football team.
Due to differences in the sport, Canadian football teams can’t blindly copy popular US training programs, especially at the college level. This is the first of two articles providing insight into the off-season athletic development program of a Canadian university football team.
A coach should continually reflect, adapt, and innovate to develop both as a professional and as an individual. Critical reflection on events will improve a coach’s decisions and training processes. This article offers various reflective tools that coaches can easily use in their daily practice.