Coaching is a delicate blend of art and science. There are many factors that go into it.

Things to be considered in the coach/athlete relationship:
– Athlete Goals
– Athlete Strengths/Weaknesses
– Personality of athlete and coach
– Key races picked and coach’s experience
– Geographical limitations

A few of these opportunities are easily overcome and others require a more delicate approach and relationship development.

Coach Derek worked with elite junior Reese Vannerson for the 2017 season. The logistics and schedule of working with a talented 12 year old 1000 miles away will make your head spin. A close relationship, frequent communication and trust are 3 of the key factors for the athlete’s success outside of the work that must be done.

​The following 3 blog posts will be dedicated to the recap and keys to that success, to help you get a better understanding of how important that relationship is.