How do professional coaches coach players that were better than themselves?

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How do professional coaches coach players that were better than themselves?

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A professional coach isn’t correcting mistakes that their players make. They’re making strategic decisions about how to defeat their opponents. Bill Belicheck didn’t need to tell Tom Brady how to tell the ball, he just needed to tell him when to throw and when to run the ball

The best athletes are often not the best coaches because the game comes so naturally to them they can’t articulate or didn’t have to make the extra effort to succeed. The best coaches are often marginal talents who got as far as a player as they did due to their intelligence and knowledge of the game. As a coach, they then are able to articulate and teach that. That’s why you see backup point guards, backup catchers as eventual coaches so often. They were the ones directing the game as players, and can then do somas a coach

Even the best players make mistakes and could make improvements in their technique, but they can’t always catch those mistakes or opportunities for improvement themselves. They need a coach to catch those mistakes and teach them how to improve their game.

Sometimes when a coach talks about an elite player, you’ll hear them say something like “you can’t coach that.” That means the player has some skill or sense that differentiates them from other players. It doesn’t mean they’ve mastered the game to such a degree that nobody can teach them anything.

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How do professional coaches coach players that were better than themselves?

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A professional coach isn’t correcting mistakes that their players make. They’re making strategic decisions about how to defeat their opponents. Bill Belicheck didn’t need to tell Tom Brady how to tell the ball, he just needed to tell him when to throw and when to run the ball

The best athletes are often not the best coaches because the game comes so naturally to them they can’t articulate or didn’t have to make the extra effort to succeed. The best coaches are often marginal talents who got as far as a player as they did due to their intelligence and knowledge of the game. As a coach, they then are able to articulate and teach that. That’s why you see backup point guards, backup catchers as eventual coaches so often. They were the ones directing the game as players, and can then do somas a coach

Even the best players make mistakes and could make improvements in their technique, but they can’t always catch those mistakes or opportunities for improvement themselves. They need a coach to catch those mistakes and teach them how to improve their game.

Sometimes when a coach talks about an elite player, you’ll hear them say something like “you can’t coach that.” That means the player has some skill or sense that differentiates them from other players. It doesn’t mean they’ve mastered the game to such a degree that nobody can teach them anything.