On several occasions, trainers do their best to have a full squad of players who are not only
talented in their games but also possess a friendly attitude, good team players, and are trainable.
However, there are always individuals in the squad who will give the coaching team a hard time
from time to time than other teammates (Aquino, 2019). The troublesome individuals often
disrupt training sessions, engage in talkback, put in less energy in training sessions, do not heed
to feedbacks, and give coach hard time in general. Despite a player being tough to handle, it does
not insinuate that the coach should give up on the player. The stubborn players may have more to
give to the squad, and a trainer has to get a better means of working with such players and bring
out the best in them (Aquino, 2019). There are numerous ways of how you can handle a difficult
Every athlete should not be trained the same way; an athlete is a human being and every
individual has his/her unique character, ability, goals, and perspective. A coach should find
individual traits of athletes, and mission as a baseline then work towards making the athlete
attain the same goals (Aquino, 2019). Fitness and skills expectation differ from one athlete to
another and the coaching team should at all-time promote teamwork as a way of appreciating the
Modify your language; a coach should have a better understanding of the athlete. Some athletes
will respond to hard training like being yelled at when they commit an offense. A coach should
adopt the application of positive criticism through a calm explanation of the offenses committed
while in the track (Aquino, 2019). At the same time, provide a possible solution to the said
Being a good coach insinuates that you are good at communication. Not all athletes are going to
be good; some will be hard to deal with; it is a coaching duty to deduce the most likable
technique to bring the best out of the hard athlete.
Aquino, D. (2019). Tips for Coaching a Difficult Player. POSITIVE COACHING.