Sometimes one kind act, a simple word of positivity, or a positive gesture (a high five!) can change the way an athlete feels. Rather than letting the athlete focus on the "Dope Dealer" (upset by events that happened during the day or mean words that were said) they have you (their coach) to be their Hope Dealer :)
Optimizing Opportunities For Success In Young Athletes - Part Two: The Importance Of Progression And Regression
Learning when to use progressions and regressions can be a bit challenging. Having a trained eye is what separates a good trainer/coach from an excellent one. This specific skill set enables the coach to know when it’s time to move the athlete to the next level.
The best opportunities for success in young athletes come from a coach’s ability to connect and build a rapport with his or her athlete. One of the most rewarding aspects of being a coach is the ability to help foster an athlete's potential and love for physical activity.
Knowing how your athlete works best can help him/her maximize their learning opportunities. By tuning in to their learning process you can help an athlete take an active part in creating more opportunities for themselves.
Improvement starts with a mindset composed of confidence, self-esteem, and perseverance and that translates to the physical.
Instead of expecting my athletes to adhere to traditional sports rules and regulations, I create new ways of playing that allow them to shine.I utilize sports and fitness as the vehicle to connect with my athletes.
Are organized sports still KING? Organized sports do not have to be the ONLY option for kids/adolescents to be active. In fact, LESS STRUCTURED activities can be a great start for kids who dislike the organized approach or simply don't fit its mold.
Every single organization and/or business on this planet knows what they do. Some even know how they do it, but very few know why they do what they do.