"Nobody runs, skates or cycles faster from biomechanical evaluation only, no matter how many biomechanical factors you measure, there are always more performance factors to consider and to change (or not)."

A good post from Henk Kraaijenhof which captures some of the technological / if we can measure it, it must be useful / interventionist approach that pervades coaching, particularly for those organisations with larger budgets to spend on this sort of approach. It's never black/white, either/or when it comes to measurement or technology, however it's easy to spend energy focusing on the wrong things. 

"A patient doesn‘t get better from diagnosis only."

AuthorJoel Filliol

A post on coaches learning on a site about elite coach education, from Henk Kraaijenhof's site Helping the Best Get Better

Asking the main question:

do coaches really learn from what we teach them. In other words: do they adapt their training programs, do they change or shift their point of view?

And more to challenge coaches to grow and evolve:

  • but do you also bring out the best of yourself or could you do better?

  • are your athletes better than you despite of  you?

  • are your athletes of international level but are you thinking and operating at regional or national level?

  • when did you stop learning or improving yourself, because you already know it all and reached the end  of the line?

  • how often do you spend time reading a book about your job, instead of skimming the surface of a subject on the Internet?

  • how about those 10.000 hours, did you make them already?

AuthorJoel Filliol