On a Month by Month basis ( Paid Monthly)
Coaching Fee $153
Training Peaks Premium Fee $15
12 Months Coaching Paid Up Front
Coaching Fee $1620
Training Peaks Premium Fee $180
*Note the Training Peaks Premium fee is waived for an athlete joining who already has a TP’s Premium account
Coaching, in its simplest form, means to train, tutor or give instruction. It is an excellent skill that can be used to enhance growth and performance, as well as promote individual responsibility and accountability. Performance coaching is an ongoing process which helps build and maintain effective athlete and coach relationships. Performance coaching can help identify an athlete’s growth, as well as help plan and develop new skills. Using their skills, coach’s evaluate and address the developmental needs of their athlete’s and help them select diverse experiences to gain necessary skills. Coach’s and athlete’s can work collaboratively on developing plans that might include training, new programs, life style enrichment, self-study, or work levels and intensities.
There are many types of coaching elements that provide a framework of the coaching process. The following are examples of the basis elements that are essential when it comes to performance coaching:
- Building Trust – Trust is key to coaching. The coach and athlete’s relationship must have some level of trust for coaching to work. A mutual interest in the success of the other is critical. Trust can begin to develop through open, honest feedback and respect.
- Defining the Issues – The coach should seek information from the athlete’s to better understand the issue or performance in question. The emphasis is not on proving who is right or wrong, but on gathering information in a non-judgmental manner.
- Coaching for Success – Taking athlete’s from compliance to commitment can be difficult. Finding or creating that factor means sometimes helping the athlete’s get in touch with what matters to him/her – what are his/her internal goals. Sometimes this is best achieved through the use of open-ended questions leading to the athlete’s self discovery.
- Creating a Plan of Action – For the purpose of buy-in and commitment, the coach and the athlete’s should jointly create the training/action plan. The plan should include performance goals that are simple, measurable and attainable.
Feedback is the primary tool used to provide athlete’s with information and guidance. Feedback consists of two-way communication.
- The athlete’s feedback provides coach’s with clues regarding how they are hindering or aiding their own race and training quality or performance.
- Coaches feedback should inform, enlighten, and suggest improvements to athlete’s regarding their performance. Coach’s should describe specific results they have observed as close to the event as possible so ideas stay fresh and any needed adjustments can be made in a timely manner. Successful coach’s develop a routine that includes frequent, in-depth discussions about performance with athlete’s. The routine should remain informal and the discussions should focus on how both the athlete’s and coach view the athlete’s performance and development.