Triple Impact Coaching…..
This Triple Impact phrase is one that I’d never heard before the 31st August and since then I’ve heard it twice!
Funny how things happen like that.
Stuart Yule talked about it in his presentation at the UKSCA conference, a big part of the culture that Gregor Townsend has built up there.
And Carmel Swim Club mentioned it on twitter, one of Vern Gambetta’s contracts.
So what does it mean?
Very simply, it represents three areas that as an athlete you’re responsible for improving.
Your club and sport
Of course you’re responsible for yourself. We need to do everything we can to continue bettering ourselves and keep on improving.
It may be a surprise to take responsibility for your teammates. Why do that?
Well for sure in a team environment you’re as strong as the weakest link. But this is not about pointing the finger, it’s about bringing others through.
A coach I used to work with talked about ‘shining a light’ on the issue.
The issue is not the issue itself, but the person being oblivious to the issue.
Shine a light on it is simply helping someone to see themselves better.
The final element is making your sport or club better.
Be the best you can be, bring your teammates through, and contribute to the sport.
Three powerful elements in any field.
What about coaching?
This is my take on Triple Impact for coaches.
Keep getting better.
Keep developing your clients.
If you’re athletes or clients are pushing to continue their development, you owe it to them to keep developing yourself as a coach.
A commitment to sharing your thoughts, your philosophies, your reflections is how to continue helping the profession improve.
Ultimately there are no secrets.
If you manage to get to the knowledge first, share it.
I talk about drip feeding information.
Small contributions on a regular basis is a more effective way to go than pushing for a revolution.
Now make something happen 🙂
PS: My latest contribution to the field is BUILDING MMA ATHLETES. This is a culmination of many years of working with martial artists at all levels and is a 3 video collection