my previous and current experiences in the sport to my athletes in a way
that will help them continually improve, increase their skill level and
reach their desired goals. Being an elite athlete myself I have experienced
many different coaching styles. Through experience and education I can
refine my coaching technique to include the aspects I found most successful
and then incorporate my own ideals. I will pass on knowledge gained through
research and sports science practices. I take an integrated approach that
incorporates training, a balanced lifestyle, recovery, and conditioning -
all in aim of achieving the best results for a specific individual.
My goal is
to help each athlete reach their cycling goals through individualized
training programs that will be specific, challenging, and bring enjoyment
and a sense of achievement to the athlete. The importance I place on winning
will be dependant upon the individual and their own specific goals.
Achieving a personal best time is to me winning and a positive achievement
for the athlete.
Communication between athlete and coach is vital and my philosophy
emphasizes enthusiasm and dedication to help achieve realistic goals through
open communication. I believe for this to occur, the rider should be treated
with respect, honesty and integrity. Each rider will be treated equally and
I will treat parents and other stakeholders with respect, and as important
parties within the extended coach/athlete relationship. I believe they too,
are important to the riders success and their ability to reach goals. With
this in mind, I will continually communicate with them to ensure
they are aware and included so as to create a sense of team atmosphere
between rider, coach, parents and stakeholders.
regards to fair play issues, my approach is to stand strongly against the
use of drugs in sport. I am a firm believer in hard work and
commitment; this is the only way to achieve your sporting goals. I will
provide each athlete with all the tools that are needed to achieve their
personal best without
the need of performance enhancing substances.
protect my athletes from unsportsmanlike behavior and will not tolerate any
athlete under my direction to participate in this behavior, whether it is to
me or any other athletes that they may be competing against. As a coach I
am always available to the athlete, parents and stakeholders and will
provide honest and correct information in regards to fair play issues.
and commitment is the ingredient for success!”