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How do children learn? It’s child’s play
It is a well-known fact that when we are enjoying something, we learn better.
Children who enjoy themselves are more likely to stick to an activity, be receptive to the task at hand and apply themselves with such dedication that learning and improvement almost invariably follow.
Fun and enjoyment are a key part of successful children’s coaching, but they are not the be-all and end-all.
Other things to take into account include the following:
What does all this mean for your coaching?
Think of examples of ways in which you currently apply these learning principles to your coaching and new ways you could try next time you coach.
For instance, you could:
If you coach children aged between 5 and 12 years of age why not develop your coaching by attending sports coach UK’s practical Coaching Children (5-12) workshop?
Find out more about Coaching Children (5-12).
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