I am a Basketball coach and I have my own business of personal training in basketball development and I have strength and weaknesses in both. As a coach, my strengths are being relatable, open and patient to the student players because I come from an extensive basketball background. During practices I want to make sure that each player is getting better at strengthening their weaknesses. I understand what it takes to be a student athlete at all levels of basketball. I can say one-on-one training is another “sweet spot” of mine. The ability to train one person at a time allows me to correct their shot form, improve their ball handling and provide constructive criticism is easier because it’s more personable. The one-on-one time allows for me to observe and hear what the player has to say so that it is a two-way interaction.
In a team environment with all the players, I consider my weakness to having a limited time frame with each of my players. In order to have an effective practice and to be prepared for a game we have to practice drills that split them into smaller groups to work with the assistant coaches. My weakness in personal training is being my own worst critic. I constantly think I could have taught them regardless of the positive feedback that I hear from the parents and the kids that I train. I need to remind myself that even
though I consider these to be weakness, in the end they are actually playing to my strengths. I refuse to be the other 8 out of 10 people that do not play to their strengths