“I did not do it for the good of the club, but everyone pushed and I’d had enough of Dejan Bodiroga. Now depends on the players is they who make great engineers. ” Word of Nando Gentile, current coach of Virtus Basketball from here until the end of the season, then we’ll see.
In past articles we have focused on three fundamental psychological variables for professional sport high level: 1) the resilience and fortitude to respond to events, and 2) the continuity in time or ability to maintain high levels of performance, and 3) cohesion of a team.
Each of these dimensions can be detected in a person through psychological tests and interviews specialist and secondarily enhanced, fully developed or even can be created in the true sense of the word, by subjecting the athlete or coach to the specialized sessions that stimulate specific responses internal individual or team. That prepare short to deal with stressful scenario in which an athlete will face.
Be interesting to see the effects of a phenomenon of this type through the positive example of Rome Basketball, especially the psychological dynamics triggered from the entrance Dear coach leading the team to replace the outgoing Repesa.
If we look at the statements of the athletes following the resignation of technical Slavic and picking up at the helm of the Italian coach, it is easy to extract the “psychological shock” received by the whole team and the new, more relaxed atmosphere that has been created as a consequence .
In fact, the “emotional climate” of a team is a mirror, the thermometer, the level of trust between technical and athletes and internal cohesion of the team itself, and the weather can be “direct”, however, in one direction or another, you can “paint” according to the tone that you are able to stimulate and bring out, and then also to consolidate: this is the function and all exclusive competence of the leader indeed. The leader is not only the one who has the command for the role, but especially one who succeeds in a natural way to quickly immerse themselves in a situation and to “trigger” a whole series of changes (both emotional and behavioral) thanks to his personal charisma and ability to persuade and be followed along a road by himself traced.
Many technicians today are supported by extensive scientific knowledge and staff very complete, but only a few are able to express coach or to build effective leadership and successful. Here is an indispensable function of coaching by a specialist, a method aimed to unlock and train the leadership skills of a person, of a technician.
Emotional intelligence, mental flexibility, relational skills, ability to identify the potential available. Four factors of leadership to build and train even for the most popular coach and titrated. Master their “person”, their potential aptitude is now an essential ability in high-level sport to make sure that the mind of the athletes with whom we relate to follow the mind of the coach and does not go on his own, while preserving its autonomy, critical to any form of initiative. A little ‘as we psychologists psychotherapists we are trained to discover our “undercurrents”, our shadows to avoid “contaminating” the relationship specialist, the same way a coach, a manager, a leader generally need today complete knowledge of themselves and of the human resources they face in order to be able to manage them well and above all to express them completely, avoiding the often cited “own goal”.
the model of the coach-in-command is setting, as also happens in the world of work. They have changed the athletes, have changed the educational systems, have changed the dynamics of family and couple. It is inevitable that certain relational dynamics are also changing and we can not take them into account when we are to assume any function or role of “leader.”