Youth Fitness Coach
1) Understanding How to Communicate
It’s imperative that you assess your young athletes personality type and temperment prior to each training session.
On a given day, the stress of teenage life could alter your young athletes mood dramatically.
If you aren’t aware of that, then you could be offering instruction to someone who just isn’t listening at all.
Engage each of your young athletes in an informal, yet important conversation prior to your training session.
Ascertain how they’re feeling about life in general.
Are they stressed?
Have they slept much?
Is school getting them down?
Adjust your training program AND coaching style accordingly.
2) Understanding How Learning Variances Occur
Some young athletes need to hear it.
Some need to see it.
Others need to feel it properly in order to grasp the concept.
When working as a Youth Fitness Coach with teenagers, it’s critical to involve all three teaching modalities.
This may seem like a moot point.
Something you’ve heard over and over before.
But ask yourself these two questions –
:: How often do YOU use all three teaching stimulus?
:: Do you know which teaching stimulus each of your
young athletes respondes to best?
If you said ‘sometimes’ or ‘never’ to question 1 and ‘don’t know’ to question 2, than this point is something you need to pay more attention to.
What coaching keys are critical in your eyes?
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