Coaching Association of Canada

Dan Proulx, ChPC - Cycling

Know What Counts

“Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.”- Albert Einstein.

Coaching is both an art and a science. We’re definitely in an era where athletes and coaches often think that there is a measurable unit for everything. Many rely on instrumentation and formulas, instead of instinct and expertise, to prescribe every element of training and performance. In my career I’ve learned so much and experimented with so many different approaches. In the end I’ve learned to concentrate on what really matters -- so the process has become simpler rather than more complex. A good coach knows what counts.