Why Coaching Adults vs. Children is Different in Sports


Coaching children is much different than coaching adults. For example, imagine trying to explain something to a child, and then how you would say the same idea to an adult. To an adult, you likely would have used longer sentences, advanced vocabulary, and talk at a moderate pace. To a child, you would have to do the opposite because of their differences. Explaining an idea to the different age groups has several differences. Now try to imagine coaching them, with all of the other factors that go into being a coach, from everything from demonstrating to instructing, amongst others.

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How to Effectively Communicate to Youth in Sports

Having the ability to effectively communicate with youth can make a difference in how effective your coaching/instructional methods are to the children or teens you’re working with. The way you communicate with youth can impact on children and teens, including their attention and desire to play. There are many useful and practical ways to effectively communicate when in a leadership role, whether it be as a coach, instructor etc.

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5 Helpful Tips for New Zumba Instructors

A career as a Zumba instructor can be exciting and rewarding! At the same time it can also be overwhelming, especially when you’re preparing to teach your first class! One of the many benefits of teaching Zumba is that you, as the instructor, have the ability to decide how and what moves you want to use, whether it be aerobics, kickboxing, etc. and you have the option to create engaging routines. You have the ability to change things up on the fly and use a variety of moves that are easy to modify to participants’ abilities.

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