Unit 16- Sports coaching
Unit 16.1- Roles, responsibility and skills
The manager is the person who coaches the team or individual player. They also prepare the equipment and organise transport to venues. The manager's role is basically to lead. Managers in elite level will have less work to do than to managers who work at amateur level. For example Jürgen Kloop will have people who are specialists at areas, for instance a nutritionists specialist and a tactic specialist. This leaves Kloop with less work to do, on the other hand a Sunday League manager will not have those people around leading him to advise the team at different areas himself. A manager also needs to motivate the team, learn from mistakes and gain respect. A manager with those traits will make players want to work with the manager. Another example is Carlo Ancelotti, he has gained respect during the years so players will try their best when they play under him, however a coach who has just done his FA Level 2 coaching badge will not get the same respect and the players playing under him will not try their hardest. Manager's leadership style will depend on the athletes they are managing. Managers who are working with amateur athletes will need to say more and guide them more than to a manager who manages pro athletes. The reason is amateur athletes need support because they do not have complete knowledge of the sport yet.
Coaches who take up a role as a trainer should know the physical, technical and tactical demands of the sport they are training. The reason is if they know what the athlete goes through they know how to train them effectively and they also know what to train to get them around tactics which may go against them in the sport. For example in boxing the trainer should know to train speed and power which is essential in boxing. Trainers also need to have a good knowledge of health and fitness principles. Knowing these principles will lead to less occasions of a athlete over training which may cause injuries. When planning fitness sessions the trainer should consider: age, ability, interests, experience. This is important because different ages are only able to handle certain things, ability will know how to train, interests will know what to include in training. A premier league manger such as Arsène Wenger will likely only focus on tactical training. The reason is he wants his players to play, how he wants them to play. Wenger will most likely have professionals who have a better understanding of physical and technical training. Another reason why Wenger will put his effort in tactical training. However a elite tennis trainer will be looking at all segments of improvement (physical, technical and tactical). The trainer only has one person to focus on giving the trainer time to look at all aspects of the athlete's game. One contrast between a elite football trainer and a elite tennis trainer is that they will both have range of styles to deal with athletes. Every athlete, sportsman is different and not everyone can be taught the same. The elite tennis trainer and the elite football trainer will be aware and will have those credentials.