Saturday, November 13, 2010

On medals

During the counselling phase, we know we want the medal but the player do not. To tell them would be to put pressure that they cannot bear. Then we sit down to hope and pray shouting Malaysia Boleh on the sidelines.

In the coaching phase, we test them to their limits in training to see what they can or cannot handle and then we give them the support and the tools they need to get the job done. And then we tell them what colour that medal should be after due competitors analysis.

Then we can sit down in the quiet confidence that we have done our job well. The results will do the shouting for us. Or we can shout Malaysia Boleh too, if we want, but this time with a different ring to it.

Which model do you think is used in squash and badminton? Can we do the same?

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