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Guest Author: Ronan McGann

These are trying times for people around the world. As has been documented, Covid-19 has no regard for borders, race or gender. This is the same for sport, and for coaches who operate in the sporting industry. Contact time and training time has been completely decimated, and for now games and matches seem like a lifetime away. From my own point of view the adjustment has been difficult, and at times quite frustrating. Seeing your University teams missing out last minute on competing at national semi-finals and finals having trained for almost a full season, waiting on your League of Ireland teams to begin their season having completing a tough pre-season, having your planned coaching courses postponed to a “future date” which brings more uncertainty and the idea of a huge sporting backlog all causes stress and upset. However, this is all for the bigger picture and the greater good – people’s health comes first.
So, what can we do as coaches during this time?

I’ve tried to answer this in the following 5 steps:

Maintain Contact with Your Athletes

In my opinion, the biggest and most important thing you can do for your athletes, is keep in contact with them. It may seem so simple, but it can have such long lasting implications if not done properly. Remember, as a coach, you are not just refining the technical / tactical aspects of their game on a weekly basis, you are also providing guidance for players, you are a mentor, an expert, a developer (especially for younger athletes!!) so they are expecting some direction during this difficult period. So see what modes of communication are available and which ones work best – text, phone-calls, whatsapp, social media, e-mails (obviously for the younger athletes, permission must be sought first from parents prior to contact, or communication may need to go through the parents specifically). Even if it’s nothing more than just checking in to see are they doing ok, this will resonate with your athlete and they will appreciate it (just make sure not to over-do it!!)

Can you Coach from Home?

As two very highly respected sports coaching researchers (Robyn Jones and Paul Potrac) claim in Understanding Sports Coaching: The Social, Cultural and Pedagogical Foundations of Coaching Practice, as a coach you are a leader and an educator. So how are you educating your athletes from your home? Are you currently in a position to continue the same coaching / training methods / content as before? If not, then how do you adapt and overcome? Coaches are expected to educate their athletes, although at the minute it may seem to be difficult, I see it as an opportunity. The current situation may be an opportunity to educate your athletes / players in other important areas of the sport such as:-

  • Nutrition: Does your athlete understand what good nutrition is and what nutrition is required to perform well in his / her area? Do they keep a food diary?
  • Sleep hygiene: Does your athlete partake in good sleep hygiene? Do they even know what good sleep hygiene is and what effect it can have?
  • Psychology: What type of mind set does your athlete have? Have they actively practiced or investigated methods to improve their thinking during sport (resilience, motivation, growth-mind set etc.)
  • Tactical awareness: This is one that we are doing with some of our squads and it’s working very well. Have you questioned your athletes on tactical aspects of the game? Have you showed them clips of games and identified areas for possible improvement? i.e. “What else could he / she / you have done in that moment?”, “If you / he / she could repeat that scenario, what could they do differently?”, “Point out 3 examples of good play, and 3 examples of bad play, and tell me why”. You’re now not only improving game awareness, but also developing their analytical and decision-making skills too. Don’t think it’s just technical and a bit of physical aspects players are missing out on, be open to teaching new and different ideas.

Goals

And not just the ones we like to see fly into the net! Can you encourage your athletes to start goal setting? They may have more free time on their hands but being productive in that time could prove to be difficult. We all know about short, medium and long term goals, but do your athletes have the same viewpoint? Simple short-term goals could be getting a 45 minute exercise / technical session done in the garden every evening, (We’ve found this one very popular with some of our players) along with maybe some school work and making 2 / 3 healthy meals. Can they maybe have a medium term goal of assessing opposition teams and writing up match reports over a number of weeks? What we found, is athletes can become competitive within their own team environment and try and out-do each other (Keepy-uppies with the toilet roll proved quite serious!!). Make goal-setting easy by giving them the following structure:-

  • S – Specific: Goal is direct, specific and meaningful
  • M – Measurable: Success can be tracked or quantified
  • A – Attainable: Is it within your power to attain it?
  • R – Relevant: Make sure the goal is something important to you
  • T – Time: – Your goal has a deadline. This gives athletes (and you!) a structure to be productive with any free time they may have and staves off any arbitrary time spent on meaningless activities.

    SMART goals

    Educate yourself

    This is a great opportunity to up-skill yourself on other areas related to (or not to) sport. I myself have found time in the evening to investigate and research other areas that I have wanted to look at for some time, but never had the opportunity. Pick a coaching author and read some of their publications, books or journals. Social Media and the internet in general are great places to look for new coaching ideas. Most top coaches now have a social media platform and encourage interaction and discussion. It’s a great way for asking questions and looking at the rationale for different coaching activities. One caveat associated with this is to try and avoid the “influencers” who are only in it to make a quick few quid for themselves, it’s probably easy to make the distinction between good and bad content.
    It’s also a great opportunity to up-skill yourself with online qualifications. For example, a very reputable Performance Analysis Company offered a free introductory course online for beginners (no strings attached!). I would imagine these types of offers will become more frequent as time goes on so make the most of them while you can! Look at other countries, see what their modes of best practice are (I find a lot of good content from the UK and the USA for our athletes).

    Remember, a good coach needs a growth-mindset, and must be willing to develop themselves as well as their athletes, it’s a win-win situation!

    Look after yourself

    Possibly overlooked by most coaches, don’t forget that you are in the same situation as your athletes (work dependent in some cases), and you can only control the controllables. Don’t fret about things that you can’t change. Don’t worry if you’re not able to get the coaching sessions in that you’d like, other coaches are in the same boat. Don’t let the situation get you frustrated; things are going to get better. Get into good routines, make sure you’re doing things correctly (sleep, food, exercise, talking to friends / family). You need to get yourself into the best position possible so that you can help coach your athletes when the time comes.
    Hope this helps!

    About the Author

    We would like to thank our guest author Ronan McGann for his article. Ronan is currently a Lecturer at Technological University Dublin on the BA Sports Management & Coaching degree. He graduated with an honors degree in Sports Science & Health in 2009 from Dublin City University. He then went on to complete a masters in Sport Development & Coaching from Cardiff Metropolitan University in 2013. He intends to pursue a Doctorate in Sports Coaching in the near future. His specific research interests focus on sports coaching, athlete development and coach education. Ronan has industry experience in the areas of athlete monitoring, sports development and coach education. He has vast experience playing both soccer and Gaelic football at a very high level in Ireland and the UK. A highly qualified coach with a large volume of experience, he is currently operating in high performance environments in both soccer and Gaelic Football in Ireland.

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    Derek Bol
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    Brian Clarke

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    "Our coaches through Metrifit basically have an ‘X-ray’ vision into the habits and lifestyles and stressors their athletes have on a day to day basis, especially when they are not together. Thus the professional authentic relationships created through the casual conversations, reflection process and application provided is priceless."
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    Cian O’Neill

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    Cian O’Neill

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    "The cutting edge technology of Metrifit enables Managers, Coaches and Players to use this innovative technology to gain these crucial percentage points over their opponents in a technologically advanced yet easy to use web-based platform. The data collated on a daily basis greatly informs Management Teams while the educational aspect of the system really appeals to modern day athletes who are constantly looking for that extra edge."
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    Eamonn Fitzmaurice

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    Eamonn Fitzmaurice

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    "Metrifit has been hugely beneficial in supporting our coaches and back room staff to track and monitor our players training loads, performance and readiness to train. Having a one-stop shop for collating all relevant information across a holistic picture of the player allows us to help prevent burnout, injury and provide timely feedback and communication to all."
    "The success of young athletes using Metrifit was an interesting challenge in the Elite Soccer space… After six months of learning, creating habit with teenagers the project is a huge success…. 90% completion rate has allowed us deal with all the key KPI’s that are needed in their development. In our space with developing athletes…Metrifit is a godsend and is the most important tool in this space."

    Niall O’Driscoll

    Academy Directory, SJ.B (St. Joseph’s Bray ) Academy

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    Niall O’Driscoll

    Academy Directory, SJ.B (St. Joseph’s Bray ) Academy

    "The success of young athletes using Metrifit was an interesting challenge in the Elite Soccer space… After six months of learning, creating habit with teenagers the project is a huge success…. 90% completion rate has allowed us deal with all the key KPI’s that are needed in their development. In our space with developing athletes…Metrifit is a godsend and is the most important tool in this space."
    “Metrifit has become a multifactorial platform that has helped up us provide deeper context to the decisions that we make on a daily basis in regards to the physical development of our student-athletes. We have intimately been utilizing both the subjective wellness questionnaire along with player training load data to drive professional conversation and actionable tasks to enhance the sporting results and quality of life for our student-athletes with unparalleled success.”

    Kevin Schultz
    Associate Director of Strength & Conditioning
    Director of Olympic Strength & Conditioning
    University of Wisconsin

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    2017-06-20T12:12:33+01:00

    Kevin Schultz
    Associate Director of Strength & Conditioning
    Director of Olympic Strength & Conditioning
    University of Wisconsin

    “Metrifit has become a multifactorial platform that has helped up us provide deeper context to the decisions that we make on a daily basis in regards to the physical development of our student-athletes. We have intimately been utilizing both the subjective wellness questionnaire along with player training load data to drive professional conversation and actionable tasks to enhance the sporting results and quality of life for our student-athletes with unparalleled success.”
    "What’s more impressive is the ability to utilize the basics but at the same time have the capability to explore detailed and intricate correlative data points that helps us as coaches gain the most from our athletes. Metrifit has also served as an easy communications hub to ensure essential information is passed to the appropriate team. We are excited to what the future from Metrifit will bring."

    Michael Torres

    CEO, Shift Performance, Miami

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    2017-06-14T14:09:22+01:00

    Michael Torres

    CEO, Shift Performance, Miami

    "What’s more impressive is the ability to utilize the basics but at the same time have the capability to explore detailed and intricate correlative data points that helps us as coaches gain the most from our athletes. Metrifit has also served as an easy communications hub to ensure essential information is passed to the appropriate team. We are excited to what the future from Metrifit will bring."
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