Leadership is abound in sports and eSports. Captains need to lead, coaches, need to lead, managers need to lead. Even in-game different players take the helm and lead at different times and moments. However, nothing is quite as powerful and important as the coach-athlete relationship if we look at elite players in history, and who made it to the championship level.
Leadership, like coaching, is fighting for the hearts and souls of men and getting them to believe in you. ~ Eddie Robinson
This article is about leadership. More specifically, the coach-athlete relationship. If you want to take your coaching to the next level, start here and learn how to give feedback in a motivational way. Transforming your players’ motivation into effort is the primary goal of coaching.
TEAM ATMOSPHERE ARTICLE SERIES Team unity - When player's don't click Team motivation - Competition versus Mastery Team leadership - Coach-athlete relationship Team infrastructure - Support for athlete development (forthcoming)