Coach Choo's Philosophy
Coach Choo's Coaching Philosophy
- Sports are an educational experience. Participation is important, but the true education comes from learning to commit to a goal and working towards that goal. It is rarely an easy or smooth path, but that is the purpose, to learn how to deal with challenges you encounter. You learn about yourself in the process, and also can gain confidence from overcoming obstacles and achieving some level of success. An important part is learning to deal with failures as part of achieving success.
- Athletes learn to be a part of a team, even in running. Your participation on a team exposes you to multiple challenges and opportunities. Like life, this will not be a smooth path but one with many ups and downs. How you handle those ups and downs will determine your success.
- You will learn to get along with others, to work together. You will gain friendships and bond with your teammates, sometimes these are lifelong bonds. Their success will depend on them and vice-versa. You gain energy from your teammates, and likewise you can energize them.
- I expect team members to be motivated, respectful and accountable. I expect you to be serious about attaining your goals. The first step in achieving success is deciding that you are going to be serious about running. This means that before anything else you are a runner. You wake up each day knowing when, where and how much you are going to run. This does not mean that everything else takes a backseat to running, but rather that you plan ahead and decide how to accomplish your running plan. For most of you there is more than enough time each week to train for success.
- “Res Severa Verum Gaudia” - to be serious is the greatest joy. Take running serious and you will experience many joys from it!