How to Deliver Engaging Sessions
Make personal and social development of participants a clear objective not just a by-product
Working with others and being assisted by a knowledgeable coach can be hugely rewarding. The role of the coach can be absolutely crucial, but also very diverse.
Some of the tools from the coach's existing toolbox will still be absolutely appropriate. All participants will want to improve physically and technically, and coaches will have a repertoire of skills to help them, but something more will be required, and this resource begins to define the difference.
The book uses the 'C' system based on the 5Cs framework for the personal and social development of young people developed in the US by Richard Lerner and colleagues.
- Connection - Helping adults connect with each other and the benefits of their chosen activity.
- Confidence - Ensuring adults understand how to define success and how they can get better.
- Competence - Coaching for the level of competence identified by the performer and coach.
- Creativity - Encouraging adults to find their own ways to practise, play and perform.
- Character - Respecting the codes of sport. Having standards for correct behaviour, a sense of right and wrong and integrity.
- Caring and Compassion - A sense of sympathy and empathy for others.
Each section has thought-provoking questions for you to consider using self-reflection and diagnosis of your own methods. There are spaces where you are encouraged to set short-, medium- and long-term goals for achieving the good practice outlined in the book.
- Author: sports coach UK
- Copyright Year: 2012
- ISBN: 978 1 909012 06 6