@Nate Wade – Great question. It reminds me of Sam’s full timeout video coming out in this week’s High5 – lead your leaders and sometimes our fellow coaches get missed. As a coach, I love autonomy and the opportunity to be creative and experiment, but it’s also important to receive feedback and make sure I’m moving in the right direction. For most people, that autonomy and decision-making tends to be more motivating as well.
Depending on your coaches and their individual motivations and aspirations along with your expectations and time constraints. If you had a coach that was a big help, but appreciated a practice outline and because they didn’t have as much time to plan or the desire you could take an individualized approach there.
I would try to do 3 things:
1. Meet them where they’re at
2. Provide feedback and have meaningful discussions on practice goals and outlines
3. Check in with your coaches throughout the season on this process