It’s the job of a coach to possess a deep understanding of what we’re specifically trying to achieve with any given drill, cue and exercise. We have to appreciate the various mechanisms at work to reach the desired outcome.
That said, where I feel many of us fail sometimes (myself included) is in then condensing this complexity down to a succinct set of words which resonate with the athletes we’re working with.
I have to constantly tell myself: Simplify! Don’t over complicate things!
As simple running cues which provide profound effects go, I love the example above…