What’s your job? As a coach of a team it’s to push the team to improve, to win games, to develop athletes and people (your answer may vary but you need to have an answer). This is your WHY.
What’s your HOW? Most coaches spend the most time in the HOW of our world, yet that focus is often rampant with inefficiencies.
Your job, Coach, is to get obstacles out of your team’s way. Think about and test the things that might be holding an individual or the whole team back. Know what the variables are, measure and ID the struggles and the strengths. Perhaps it’s skill level that’s repressing success. Then, get to work planning ways to teach techniques and setting up routines to improve these areas. Perhaps you have reached a ceiling in any particular case and need to work on tweaking your recruiting plan and execution. The answer itself is not the most important thing, it’s knowing the questions.
Maybe an obstacle is the way your program communicates, the way you communicate; perhaps it’s a misunderstanding of the standards and expectations for any part of your program, or goals that are not clearly defined…your facilities, the perception of your resources, the vision of your future, the abilities of your staff…there are many possibilities.
Pick a place to start, investigate, plan and work to clear a path for your team.