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The Best of 2017: Our Top 5 Coaching Articles

From knowing when it’s time to break up with your athlete to tips for encouraging your clients to give you workout feedback, here are our top-five coaching articles from 2017.

While your Northern Hemisphere athletes may have gone dark for a while as they navigate the holidays and the off-season, you’re likely gearing up for the 2018 season by dialing in your coaching skills and looking for new ways to grow your business. We’ve got all the info you need to start your coaching business off on the right foot in 2018, from tips on how to better monitor athlete recovery to how to get started selling training plans for additional income.

1. The Perfect IRONMAN 70.3 Taper Plan by Andy Kirkland

Getting your athlete ready for their “A” race of the year is always a balance of physical and mental preparation. Here’s how to get your athlete in line both mentally and physically so they can have their best IRONMAN 70.3 taper and race yet.

2. Is It Time to Break Up With Your Athlete? By Colby Pearce

It’s true that all good things must come to an end, and coach-athlete relationships are no different. Here are some warning signs that you should look for in order to determine whether or not it’s time to cut ties with your athlete.

3. Coach’s Desk: How to Monitor Your Athlete’s Recovery by TrainingPeaks

Knowing just how fatigued your athlete is can be a challenge, particularly if you don’t see them in person every day. We asked successful coaches from around the world what tactics they use to properly stay on top of their athletes’ recovery.

4. Can Fit Athletes Really Be Unhealthy? By Paul Laursen

While it stands to reason that all athletes, because they are fit, are healthy—the truth is even the “fittest” athletes you coach may be dealing with some underlying health issues that are damaging their performance. Here are some characteristics of your athlete’s overall well-being that you should always be monitoring.

5. Sell $100,000 Worth of Training Plans a Year—Here’s How by David Glover

Many coaches miss out on the great opportunity of selling training plans to earn extra income and increase their brand exposure. Here are three common myths coaches have about selling training plans, and why you should toss them aside and start right now.

Ready to improve your own coaching business in 2018? Check out the many educational resources available to our TrainingPeaks Coach Edition users here.

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