Two coaches and the athletes they train - gymnasts Paul Hall and Louis Smith and swimmers Bill Furniss and Rebecca Adlington - explain how you go about developing a successful coach and athlete relationship.

This clip is from:
More Than Sport
First broadcast:
23 October 2009

This clip could be used to inspire, motivate and generate interest for students studying sport.
Following the clip, students could work in groups to discuss the following: What makes a good coach? What makes a good team manager? Do/should these qualities differ dependent on the sport? What are the key roles of a head coach/manager? How important is coach/performer compatibility and how this is attained? How can an effective leader turn things around for a sports team or athlete? Can you think of any examples where this has been the case? How important is it for coaches to understand their athletes' personal lives, stresses and pressures?