‘Effective questions are at risk of death by analysis – watch out!’
At Coaching Kids 4 Self-Belief, our philosophy is based upon helping a performer to increase their awareness in order to achieve learning and to perform at higher levels in a way that empowers them from the inside out. However, it . . . → Read More: Analyse THIS!
‘I have always wondered if it is possible to go up a steeper learning curve with non directive coaching skills – now I believe it is……’
My coaching journey spans almost twenty years and a large part of that journey has involved learning to integrate counselling skills and non-directive coaching skills with my well-practiced . . . → Read More: A Learning Journey Made Simple
How easy is it when practising non-directive coaching to slip back into directive coaching without even knowing it? How does this happen? And, what impact does this have on our young players?
When we are being non-directive we are following our player’s agenda and when we are being directive we are following our agenda.
. . . → Read More: Do you know if you are actually being directive or non-directive?
Today, “Bounce Hit” is an exercise used by coaches to achieve many different outcomes. Many coaches know of the almost magical effect it can have upon making contact with the ball for beginners and the quality of contact for more competent players, but perhaps do not know of its origins and the extent to . . . → Read More: Using ‘Bounce Hit’ to Maximise Learning and Performance
For 20 years I used a predominantly command and control style of coaching. A typical lesson consisted of a warm up of 5 minutes or so, followed by some analysis of what I had seen and how we might work on this. From there we would go backwards and forwards trying to fix something . . . → Read More: Advantage Our Children! – A Player Centred Coaching Style Using The Principles of the Inner Game.