Coaching young athletes is not always easy but it’s always a pleasure. In the last 30 years of my coaching experience I met a lot of different characters, different kinds of athletes with different wishes, hopes and goals.
My training- and coaching approach was always designed close to their needs. It’s logical and makes sense that different kinds of sports, different personalities or different age groups require different training advices or different training sessions. But there was always one thought in common, that when an opportunity appears they must be ready and take that chance!
The lives of young athletes are defined by the opportunities they are getting, even the ones they will miss!
I just found a great quote from Whitney M. Young. He said:
“It is better to be prepared for an opportunity and not have one than to have an opportunity and not be prepared”.
Therefore, one of the best advice I can give today is to commit yourself to giving your best at all times.
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