JOHN MITCHELL, writing on the Vodacom Rugby Portal, explains how a coach can have a greater influence on team success by working through the strengths of individuals.
I believe that to have a complete influence on a player, as a coach, you need to know what makes him tick.
Some players are relationship-orientated and want to know how you feel about them, before talking about a decision that was made or a tackle that was missed.
An executor or a doer wants to know that he is working hard, but sometimes you need to tell him to settle down and not overdo it, and rather focus on being accurate in a contest.
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