Evaluating our selves as a performance coach, trying to get the best out of our athletes with a big attention to a healthy mind and body, is something we do regularly. Things that don’t work, just don’t work with an athlete, things that do work, don’t necessarily do that twice in a row or with another athlete… For that and much more a pure analytical approach of running, cycling and/or triathlon for that I consider as not done.
That’s where evaluation gets in the picture…Our athletes also know we are doing a big evaluation each year about approach, tactics, races, lifebalance,…
Flexibility and adjustment at the right moment after evaluation mostly leads to (personal) successes. Even when things work out very good already!
You can have an athlete who gets a rupture, or another injury 1month before a main race on D-Day, but doesn’t mean life stops! Evaluating things, staying cool and work with the positive things you can at that moment can lead to a toprace on that same D-Day.
Evaluation in high level sports is not only about having a good feeling off course, at the end of the day lots of athletes just want to be the best they can be!
And let that be what our athletes are good at!
At the 1st of May our athletes count :
59 podium places
multiple top10 places
3National Championships medals
1 European Championship medal (Gold)
1 African Championship medal (Gold)
and above all, lots of high level performances in big races!
But these numbers are never the only output for our athletes, the motivation they outspread and the joy they put in each race is great! Each week I get astonished about one or more of them. Either because of their performance, either because of the way to just go for it! Living the athletic life!
A good example nowadays is Bjarne, 16years old, who broke his collarbone…1 week later he was training again, on his trainer! First off all some simple sessions, but now already building it up quite specific. This kind of motivation is what our athletes have in their body and mind!
So never give up on a bad day, but think in front…because the only thing that’s waiting isn’t regret…but satisfaction!