In this edition of Cinematic Coaches, we assess and rate Mickey Goldmill the trainer of Rocky Balboa in his knowledge, communication and relationship skills.
Gordon Bombay shows how coaching enables you to influence the lives of others while learning more about yourself.
As the world celebrates the life of Muhammad Ali, it is fitting to acknowledge the contribution that his trainer Angelo Dundee made to Ali’s legacy and the sport of boxing.
Dundee trained 15 world champions including George Forman & Sugar Ray Leonard. However, it was Dundee’s 21 year long partnership with Muhammad Ali that was revered across the boxing world. His technical knowledge and ability to motivate, played a pivotal role in Ali’s most defining moments.
Our first review of great coaches in sporting films looks at the 2005 film Coach Carter, and takes three lessons that amateur coaches can learn from the film and apply with their teams:
- Setting and enforcing expectations
- Building respect
- What does winning mean?
BE THE VOICE THE MAKES THE DIFFERENCE
If you’re looking for some inspiration for your next address to your players, check out this beauty from John Lillico – Frankston Pines reserves coach in the mid-1970s. (It’s rumoured he only accepted the coaching job so he could get to use this speech!) Continue reading “Footy’s Best Ever Half-Time Speech”