3 Quick Tips to Improving Your Coachability
For an athlete who wants to improve their coachability, NFL Player Engagement has a blog post that offers tips and certain traits for athletes looking to become more coachable.
Here is a list of some of the traits and tips suggested, along with some additional explanation from AthleteTypes:
Be Balanced: More for young athletes, it’s vital to remember that sports aren’t the only thing that matters. Being coachable on the field is important, but being coachable in the classroom will make a much greater impact on your future. Remember to be balanced in this regard.
Be Open to Critique: There are no perfect players in the world of sports, and everyone has something to improve upon. You are no different. If a coach approaches you with some feedback or critique, take it under consideration and figure out what you can do to improve. That is the essence of being coachable.
Be a Good Communicator and Listener: Listening is clearly hugely important to being coachable, but being able to communicate when you are confused or need more help with certain things can take your game to the next level.