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A colleague of mine, Colin Bennett shared a recent article around the concepts of Language in Coaching and it reminded me of a previous blog of mine around how use of language is so important in promoting learning and development
As a coach educator, I promote the concept of simple, basic, easy to understand phrases when delivering coaching sessions and when speaking to children. Here are some of my top tips:
Obviously, the emphasis on the above points varies from group to group, and with individuals within the groups. It isn’t all about just talking, or just showing or giving the players the opportunity to solve problems on their own, but a balance of them all. The right intervention at the right time will develop players and their understanding.
It would be great to hear of your top tips around the use of language, and how you develop learning and understanding - remember, sharing is caring...just add a comment below!
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Great post. It's important to think too about how you getting the message across. Is it positive, does it create an opportunity or are you unintentionally creating a block? Can hugely influence performance.
number 3 is very important, some of the posts on here are far too long, hasn't the coach got better things to like actually coaching than writing an irrelevant novel. the 30 second rule is discussed in every sports coach UK work shop,
Great blog. I have been doing some coach education work and most new coaches 'over talk'. It made me look at my own practice with more scrutiny! In swimming, with pool noise and fatigue people can only take in one coaching point at a time (if that!)The demo is king!
I've heard it attributed to Gandhi, but I'm sure many others have said it: 'Speak only if it improves upon the silence.'There's a lot of truth in that.
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