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StevieP
Steve Price said:
That's a really thought provoking post Blake, and I'm not sure I can add much to your comments that you haven't already covered. The one thing that springs up in my mind when we talk about coaching greatness is the context or environment that a coach works in. You touch on it a few times in your post, but take Jose Mourinho as an example, and also Pep Guardiola - whilst they have demonstrated significant success in roles where they have sizeable budgets and resources at their disposal, it would be interesting to observe how they would fare working at a much lower level or with very limited resources available.

As you say I don't think we will ever find a really true definition of greatness that everyone will agree on but for me that's the beauty of this subject, and indeed coaching itself, different points of view and different approaches
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LizBurkinshaw
I'm agreeing with Simon in your post Balke. Greatness is subjective and will mean different things for different people. The only opinion that should really count is that of the participant/ athlete. Do they think their coach is great?
12/06/16
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Steve Symonds said:
Greatness is for others to determine. As a coach all you can do is try & provide the best support, environment & process you can for your athletes to improve & develop. At the end of the day the athletes determine the success of the coach & how they may be perceived.
13/06/16
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Jon Woodward said:
Great post as always Blake. Expertise (and maybe the link to greatness?) is defined by the group you are working with. You can be an expert to some and a novice to others, it comes down to opinion, perceptions and impact. The journey to being an expert never stops....
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