To be an effective coach you must appreciate both the art and the science of coaching. A coach may have a great deal of sport-specific knowledge and experience (the science of coaching), however this knowledge and experience is of little value to the player unless it can be effectively communicated (the art of coaching).

Most of the coach's time is spent trying to transfer knowledge to their players and ensuring they understand what is expected of them. How that knowledge is transferred or communicated is an essential ingredient of successful coaching.