Coaching is an essential part of any successful team, and understanding the 4 C's of coaching can help coaches to maximize their impact. The 4 C's - competition, confidence, character, and connection - were first identified by Jean Cote and Wade Gilbert in their research on effective sports training. These four elements are key to helping coaches influence their players and ensure they reach their full potential. The first step in successful coaching is to ensure that both the coach and the trainee agree that there is a gap that needs to be filled.
Without this agreement, it will be difficult for the coach to use their full ability to help the trainee reach optimal efficiency. Once this agreement is in place, the coach can move on to the content of the coaching. In The Coach's Corner with Dr. K, the first part of a four-part series, the role of clarity in successful coaching is discussed.
Clarity is essential for coaches to ensure that their trainees understand what is expected of them and how they can reach their goals. The remaining three parts of the series will be released in the coming weeks.