“Coaching is not a theoretical exercise”
A lot coaching manuals and books and biographies like to imply, or outright state, that if the coach acts in a certain way, then certain outcomes are likely. Sadly, this is not the case. In coaching, there are no recipes and there are certainly no predictable outcomes. What worked in one team, in one situation, might not work in another.
Coaching is practical. The coach must take in all the information that is available and make decisions to the best of his ability. Through trial and error and never doubling down on a bad decision, the coach can make more good decisions than bad. But remember, even the most experienced and successful coaches still make mistakes that you would never expect them to make.
Read about the great new Vyacheslav Platonov coaching book here.