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.
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.Read More