- Understand the things you need to do well as a coach to ensure you can successfully make the journey hard
- Pick up practical tips for how you introduce difficulty into training to promote resilience
- Reflect on your own coaching – Do you do these things enough?
Over the many decades I have coached at the elite level of swimming, there is a phrase that I have used as a guiding force – “Make the journey hard, but not too hard”. This simple phrase, says much about how you can approach nurturing the psychological skills of young athletes in the long term that will allow them to one day compete in the upper echelons of their sport.
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