Paul Westgate looks at the 10 things you need to know to communicate effectively and considers from a personal perspective how communication among and between athletes and coaches may have benefited under COVID. Members can read the full article in the Coaching Practice section of our Members' Area.
The Importance of Effective Communication.
Many mistakenly believe that just presenting facts/information is coaching. Successful coaching is a two-way process. Just as a pass is not successful until the receiver catches it, successful coaching requires reception, retention and comprehension of your message. Some coach by word, others by action, but the best coaching uses both forms of communication, word and action. And in all situations, enthusiasm for what you are doing powers the communication connection to your athletes...