Let’s start by saying the obvious – being a coach isn’t for everyone. You need to be patient, dedicated, but most of all, willing to share your knowledge with others. As a coach, you are a mentor for many different things – technique, fitness, nutrition, and also life. But, this is a job that is also very rewarding, and below you can see how.
You Get To Make A Real Change
Even though being a coach might seem like something that almost anyone can do, that isn’t the case. You need to be able to commit completely so that you can make a real difference. And what does that mean?
Well, let’s say that you are coaching elementary or high-school children. Besides being their coach, you are also someone that they look up to. So, they will listen to every type of advice that you have to give them which can ultimately result in them becoming better people who care about others around them.
They will learn the importance of being a teammate and supporting others so one day they can support them back. They will also learn the value of hard work and dedication. But most importantly, they will learn what truly matters in life.
You Get To Work With Wonderful People
One of the most gratifying things about being a coach is the people you work with. Firstly, these are the people (children, young adults, or adults) that care as much about sports as you do. And you can feel an instant connection with them once you step out on the field. Even on bad days, you feel surrounded by those who are very similar to you. As time goes by, so many wonderful people pass through your life that you can never feel alone.
You Learn More About Yourself
Lastly, you will get to grow as a coach, an athlete, and a human being every step of the way. Everyone sees coaches as wise men or women who know everything there is to know about a certain discipline. But the truth is that every new player-coaches see new possibilities that they couldn’t see before. Moreover, as a coach, you will get to experience many different problems that your trainees go through. And to be able to give them advice, you will need to question your own opinions and thoughts.