Category Archive: Coach Training

Jul 28

Skills To Manage Conflict In Your Club Program

People tend to hold certain beliefs or myths about conflict. For example, …it is always negative or has to be a contest. This is incorrect as only the results are either positive or negative! Conflict is a seemingly ‘slowly simmering’ development. A given situation may start as an issue, evolve into a problem, and then …

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May 25

Tools For Planning The Effective Daily Training Session

Diagram for sport practice planning

  Examine the Figure below and check the Information against your Planning considerations. Maybe you overlooked some factors – you may want to reconsider for the future Practice Sessions   Given the principles and concepts discussed prior, let’s now focus on the Daily Lesson or Training Plan. There are numerous formats circling in the coaching …

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Feb 27

What does Your Body Language Convey to Others? – Part 2

    “Body Language in Coaching can be Ineffective Or a Tool for Effective Communication”   The January Newsletter discussed the importance of being aware of one’s body language, and the impact as an effective communication tool in coaching. The second part examines specific signs of body language, gestures, and interpretations, and provides some guidelines …

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Jan 30

What does Your Body Language Convey to Others? – Part 1

  Have you ever thought about your body language when communicating with athletes, parents, club administrators, speaking in the public, or when attending competitions or games? I did a study back in 2010 on pictures of coaches in various sports. Look at the below pictures carefully and maybe you see yourself! Common Behaviors and Gestures …

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Jan 30

What Makes A Leader?

John Quincy Adams Quote

I was searching for some interesting pointers on the definition of Leadership to supplement the ones from my own lecture materials. This article is adapted from Dr. Travis Bradberry (Jul 27, 2015), co-author of “Emotional Intelligence 2.0” & President at TalentSmart. Leadership has …‘Nothing’ to do with Seniority or one’s position in the Hierarchy of …

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Dec 29

Spectrum of Teaching and Learning Styles

Towards High Performance: Forming (building) – Performing – Refining Teach – Learn – Compete (TLC) Using the ‘Toolbox’ paradigm includes the consideration and selection of effective teaching/coaching styles. There are about twelve teaching- and seven learning styles, according to Mosston and Ashworth, 1994. The spectrum on the Left side denotes the more structured styles (A-E) …

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Dec 29

The Coaching “Toolbox” and the Impact on Learning

Many of us have a ‘Toolbox’ somewhere around our living quarters so we can build, renovate or repair ‘things.’ We add new tools or replace the old ones. Let’s apply this concept to the teaching/ coaching of sport activities. The Coaching ‘Toolbox’ presents a long-term vision with carefully planned progressions and methods to accomplish that …

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Aug 29

Applying Athletic Success to Leadership in Business?

I discovered the following article searching for content that might be interesting to you, connecting athletic success to life outside the sports scenario. Can we apply the following to coaching since it is a professional career, and a business, in my opinion? Applying Athletic Success to Leadership in Business? The athlete steps up to the …

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Jul 01

Is Moral Education of Athletes Part of Coaching Responsibility?

The question arises whether or not we as coaches should engage in moral education of athletes. De Coubertin, founder of the Modern Olympics, definitely believed it is part of sport education (he would turn in his grave given the scandals in present day Olympic sports) . We need to look at this issue more closely. …

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Jul 01

Coaching Stress and Burnout

I have been discussing coaching philosophy, athletes, and parents in the past newsletters. Let’s address another issue, namely ‘Coaching Stress and Burnout.’ It is very important to have an established coaching/program philosophy and a process in place for regular self- and program evaluation in order to become aware of- or prevent such happenings. Both symptoms …

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