Below is a copy of my personal ideology and theories within coaching education
I will do my utmost to achieve success within a multitude of areas within the broad spectrum of coaching. Not limited to, but including, player-centered development, building environments to compliment growth and consistent learning, and motivating players to demonstrate intelligence and cognitive proficiency on and off the field. I will strive daily to teach my players the principles of being high-quality people foremost, with athletic success being the outcome of their dedication and craft to becoming the 'whole' player. I aim to develop players into intellectual, well-rounded people within the community while also demonstrating this on the field via athletic success.
I see the development of the 'whole' individual as a huge priority in my coaching methodology. I help teach the players to understand that learning from set-backs and mistakes is just as vital as not trying to make them in the first place. If we constantly focus on the tiny details of our preparation and performance, together we will thrive. My aim for anyone I have the opportunity to educate is to further their careers in every aspect, whether that be on, or beyond the pitch.
To be motivated to achieve something can be a very powerful tool for a team. The environment I would like to create is one in which myself, the players, and all our support staff have standards. One's in which we crave the pressure, embrace the competition, and demand the hard work, each and every day. Standards will not just come from myself as the coach, but they will be set by leaders within the team. The players will drive our standards, and my role as the coach will be to provide leadership, direction, consultation, care, and consistency in reminding the group of the journey we are on together to success. In order to generate positive progression, common goals, and ultimately, results, I hope to instil this motivational mind-set into my players, while looking to inspire the meanings of hard work and respect within our rigorous learning environment.
As a coach I want to become a motivator for, and towards my athletes. I display this daily, through my genuine and thorough application to improving myself within this profession. To compliment my commitment to growth, I am an honest, realistic, accountable, role-model coach. I strive to create an environment in which my players feel confident in our collective goals, beliefs, and standards. My commitment to building trust within our group will allow us to be successful in adversity, and dignified when staring down the barrel of defeat.
To conclude, I aim to bring athletes into a program to witness them grow personally and athletically. I want to build relationships and become a role model towards my players. I undoubtedly want to win, but I want to win with integrity and class. I will encourage my players to strive for excellence in everything we do. We will embrace each opportunity we are given as a group, becoming a team who others admire and hold in high regard. Ultimately, we will evoke the traits of a team with strong discipline, moral values, and a rigid winning mentality." (Ellis Riley. 2018 Coaching Philosophy)