Head coaches typically have their hands in all aspects of the team therefore it is a good idea to take the time to evaluate yourself and make sure you are moving in the right direction. Self-evaluation can quickly help you realize your strengths and area’s for improvement.
- Be thorough in your self-evaluation by taking the time to recap decisions and process’s both on and off the field
- Ask yourself the following questions:
- Am I the head coach I set out to be?
- Am I growing the team by fostering positive skills and knowledge?
- Am I meeting the goals of myself, the team, and the league?
- Do I have the tools necessary to make my team be fun and successful?
- Am I connecting with the athletes, parents, and coaches?
- Am I doing everything I need to be doing to be a fun and instructional teacher of clay target sports?
- How is my role as the head coach affecting my family?
- Encourage feedback from your coaches and write down the suggestions that you receive.
- Organize the feedback you have received by breaking it out into hard and soft skills, this will allow you to see things as a whole helping you with your next set of goals.
- Make sure to include self-evaluation on a yearly basis as this will help you make the necessary corrections and keep balance amongst all of your volunteer duties.