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By Weldon Green
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About

When I started coaching esport athletes the first thing I noticed was that I got to do much more with the players than I ever was expected to in traditional sport.

In esport there is a void within professional teams, which exists due to a lack of experienced coaches who have worked their way up to the professional level by coaching progressively more competitive and high performing teams.

Current esport coaches are thrown into the role as experts on strategy, but without the tools to work on athlete motivation, team atmosphere, and training leadership in the players.

This ebook provides those tools along with worksheets and templates to use for coaching.

Current Chapters

Subject to change

  • Basics of elite performance and effective training
  • Common mistakes in goal setting
  • Team WORK versus team COHESION
  • How to develop and maintain a team atmosphere: Informal roles
  • Why motivation is not enough: Moving towards action
  • Handling loss while moving forward
  • Principles of choking and how to train mental toughness
  • Leadership: The missing chapter

Tools

  • Goal setting system "Inevitable thinking" - worksheet
  • SMARTER goals scorecard for esport training - pdf
  • Communication in conflict formula - pdf
  • Understanding your self-talk - worksheet
  • Three-R's in-game recovery - worksheet
  • Handling performance anxiety - worksheet
  • Informal team role strengthening - worksheet
  • Playstyle discussion book - pdf
  • "Roundtable Discussion" and other communicative tactics - pdf
  • Coach athlete communication cheat-sheet - pdf
  • My coaching philosophy - pdf

Current Case studies

  • Building a new environment - Karl Krey coach of the Copenhagen Wolves League of Legends team

Example Case studies

Subject to change

  • Negotiating power dynamics: Young coaches
  • From Player to Coach: Redefining the relation
  • Coaching from authority: The life coach 

Progress so far

I work with several esport teams and have been contacted by many amateur coaches looking for ways to develop their coaching.

I'm in the unique advantage of having been a professional coach, and being able to draw also on the incredible amount of research in the sport psychology field that has been done on coaches of all levels, for all ages.

This ebook is derived mostly from my encounters with esport coaches, helping to satisfy their needs and providing for their professional development.

See my bio for more qualifications and visit my website to sample my free training, where you will find several of the materials for this book already in practice.

Risks and challenges

While all the instructional material is nearly finished, the hard part of creating all the worksheets and interviewing professional players and coaches to create case studies has now begun. I have access to various excellent cases, but their schedules are demanding and can delay my interviews.

With a full time university teaching job and a family, I need to make some space to finish this book. Therefore, the remainder will be written during the summer of 2015. If I cannot finish it before the fall then I have to return to working on it part time during the school year.

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