Lazy athletes are becoming more and more popular due to many factors, including the generation of gaming and the fear for safety outside of the home.
When developing a plan for an athlete who comes in and is lazy, you really have to think outside the box. There are numerous ways to get a lazy athlete to focus and work hard, and one thing I have found to be successful is to make strong conversation with the client to find out what drives them and what they are passionate about.
Taking this information into account, I develop my training drills to relate to whatever that may be. For instance, when I have a client who is a gamer and talks about the games he plays, I try to describe the purpose for a particular drill that would relate to the success found in gaming.
It is easy to get frustrated with a lazy athlete but as a coach, we are there to make these athletes better. With a lazy athlete, I sometimes start my lesson with something fun that gets the body moving and activating the brain cells that stimulate the feeling of fun. This generation of athlete requires a more individual approach that incorporates sport psychology into training. You, as a coach, have to find out that thing that makes a player “tick”. By developing an inviting and fun training plan, you will see success in how to handle lazy athletes.