Eight Reasons Your Coach Hates You

  • By Jené Shaw
  • Published Jul 19, 2011
Learn how to keep your relationship with your coach a happy one. Photo: Nils Nilsen

2. You’re too needy.

You can expect your coach to care about you. But some athletes need a little too much handholding. “It’s amazing to see very successful, intelligent people who are leaders in their field becoming clueless and needy,” says one coach. Adds another, “Clients talk about doing the workouts, how and when they are going to do the workouts, how they are going to communicate with me in regards to doing the workouts, talk, talk, talk, and then, the workouts don’t even get done. Then they call or email hourly wondering why they aren’t improving!”

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Jené Shaw

Jené Shaw

Jené Shaw is a senior editor at Triathlete magazine, a six-time Ironman finisher and a USAT Level 1 certified coach

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