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Qualities, skills and techniques required for successful coaching

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Qualities, skills and techniques required for successful coaching Safety and responsibilities: When coaching one of the main responsibilities is the safety of the people around you. Before each coaching session takes place a health and safety check should be the first aspect of a coaches activity. This involves checking the safety of the facilities being used. The coach can do this effectively by walking around the playing area in order to check for areas of damage, holes in the surface, discarded glass or rubbish (cans), damp or wet areas and any other potentially dangerous hazards. If the facility is inside the walls, lights, windows and roof should all be inspected. Checking the safety of the participants would be the next job for the coach. This involves basic skills from the coach just to be sure that participants are not at harm from each other or themselves by the things that they are wearing, eating etc. ...read more.

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Being a successful coach not only means being able to train and develop younger people but also being able to look after them and ensure that they are doing things correctly. Coaches use many techniques in order to analyse the performance of an athlete. For example > Formally testing the skills of an athlete > Observing the athletes formally whilst hey are involved in an activity > Talking to the athletes to hear and understand their views and feelings > Asking athletes to evaluate each others performance > Use a video recorder to tape their performance > Use results and records of competitions > Using specialist equipment A successful coach needs to be able to realise where their performers need to improve upon by evaluating their performance. This is very beneficial as it allows you to: > Adapt the session the next time you coach > Adapt your coaching style to suit the athletes needs > Correct any errors you made > Improve your performance and effectiveness > Make the sessions more enjoyable Coaching Skills Coaches need to develop many skills. ...read more.

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Coaches need to interact with their performers and athletes so this is extremely beneficial to both. It involves verbal and non verbal communication. Verbal communication is what we say and how we say it, non verbal communication involves the gestures and the body language we use in order to accompany our verbal communication. In sport we also include demonstrations of skills and techniques. A coach also needs to have a professional approach. For example they need to pay great attention to detail and conduct themselves in an appropriate manner. They also need to have a fair bit of knowledge about the sport that they are coaching. It is important for the coach to know the basic rules and regulations of the sport. . This will immediately establish themselves as a role model and gain the respect of the athletes. The coach must also be able to motivate their performers by keeping them interested and working to the best of their ability. ?? ?? ?? ?? Richard Aldridge ...read more.

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