"It takes 20 years to become an overnight success. Successful coaches have by a combination of experience, skill, education and practice, developed ways and means of getting the best out of themselves and their athletes".
Develop communication skills and never stop trying to improve on them
Be open-minded. Never say, never
Learn from your mistakes
Believe in your athletes - they believe in you
Develop a network and support structure
Have fun. Life is short
Give an ounce of information and a ton of practice
Be flexible in your methods and approach
Try not to over-coach. You don't need to talk all the time
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