Connecting with Young Athletes

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Coaching young athletes is only half about programming

 

It’s also about mentoring, communication and understanding how to make connections…
 

 Watch This:

 

 

 

The Role of a good young athletes coach Is About MUCH More Than Knowing How to Count Sets & Reps:

 

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 – Brian 

Young Athletes 

3 Responses

  1. Shane Miller says:

    Well said my man!

    I’ve got a few teenagers that I’m training who I can tell have had “issues” in their lives, and I can already feel the difference in them because I know they feel that I genuinely care about them.

    As coaches, we have a role to play not only to get them to be better athletes, but also to be better people to ourselves and to others.

  2. James says:

    Well done Dave, there were some good pieces in the video. Looking forward to hearing more from you.

  3. Alison says:

    Hi Dave, thanks for the video. communication is the fabric of all relationships. its one i am very very passionate about.
    for a child the main consideration they have is “i don’t exist” meaning their viewpoints are often not received or acknowledged because “they are a child”. however they are human spirits in smaller bodies and they are so aware, more than adults about what is happening in their environment. The “genuine” communication to me is getting in touch with the spirit of that person as you would with animals and plants. you do often become their friend, mentor and sounding board. its such a subtle and sensitive and privileged position to be as a coach and i treat it very ethically. power = responsibility and as a coach you have a lot of power to influence a child and their life.
    thanks
    Alison

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