There are of course many wonderful coaches – competent and truly helpful. To me, a brilliant coach is one with compassion, understanding and patience. One who is not just focused on the end results for their own fame and glory but one who focuses on the child, on the process and the journey the child is taken through to achieve his or her goals, one who believes in each and every child and motivates and encourages them to realize their dreams. I must say that I see this in all the coaches with Agape who has coached our daughter, Amelynn.
Amelynn has been training with Agape since she was in Primary 3. The coaches at Agape displayed the characteristics and values that we believe a good coach should possess. Amelynn started training without knowing how she should handle a bowling ball nor how to position herself and where she is today – all these we give credit to the patience and commitment of the coaches who had taught her since day 1. We must thank the coaches, like Coach Eric & Coach Alan who so patiently guided her and built her foundation well and allowed her to blossom in her own space and time.
As she advanced and went on to higher levels, she picked up more techniques and skills along the way, we also want to thank coach Eric and Kenneth for training her in her techniques and skills in the COE programme and coach Dawnn for her moral support and encouragement. When the child faces accomplishments or disappointments in tournaments, she never fails to be there.
And of course, coach David for coaching and taking care of her and for having so much faith in her. Amelynn has been given many opportunities to take part in various tournaments. The journey and the enjoyment as well as the learning process and the life skills she has picked up along the way were what mattered to the coaches and not the winning nor the title that would build the fame and glory for Agape. I personally saw these in the sincerity and commitment of the coaches that the child matters more than their own name’s sake. All these done for the love of the children will give them the exposure and experience that they need to build their confidence and they will emerge champion in their own way.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the coaches at Agape for taking good care of Amelynn and for believing in her. We have seen Amelynn mature and she has gained many positive and beneficial takeaways from her trainings as well as the many tournaments that she has taken part in. My husband and I are truly grateful when we saw how Amelynn handled the most recent tournament. We saw the fire, the resilience and fighting spirit in her and these are life skills that she has built. To us, that is more important than winning. She has showed us that although the competition was tough, she did not loose heart. She fought on and stood tall. We believe the coaches at Agape share these same values and believes hence, our child has been moulded with these valuable qualities that no one will ever take away from her. We are grateful to Agape for believing in her, otherwise she would not be where she is today.
Thank you to all the coaches at Agape. Kudos to all!