Craig Morris is a canoe slalom coach working within the elite performance pathway of British Canoeing. He has recently been shortlisted as a finalist in the Elite Performance Coach Category of the UK Coaching Awards.
Craig's journey into coaching is not a typical one but what comes across in this conversation is an individual who is thirsty for information and learning, willing to be vulnerable in approaching the application of ideas and completely committed to the needs of their athletes.
Key topics discussed include:
- Why you need to be meticulously planned to enable fluid (no pun intended) transitions in practice
- Whether planning fits an ecological approach to coaching
- The importance of leaving things open to challenge by the athlete
- Why coaching is like improvised comedy
I hope you enjoy