I don’t know about anyone else, what I’ve found is that the Most Important part of a coaching session is the 1st 2 minutes, that time when you reconnect with the players after a break between games and practices when everyone has gone away and done their own thing.
Dan Coyle – How To Engage Team Members
The Little Book Of Talent – Tip # 42
I used to start my coaching sessions delving straight into the exercises, because that was the way things were done, but not anymore, regardless of the age, I now always start with a short 2 – 3-minute contact session, say hi, brief outline what we’re doing, see if the players have anything to add, then we move into what ever we are to do.
That 2 to 3 minutes may not seem like much, but one can accomplish so much in that time in re establishing contact, the continual building and maintaining of the learning environment and reinforcement of any concept on requires the players to work to.
And any more than 2 – 3 minutes, then it just becomes a lecture, which will turn people off.
Coaching is a fascinating subject and the topic of getting people learning and increasing their interest in learning and getting better is a fascinating subject, and it all begins with the simple concept of a Growth Mindset
And once a Growth Mindset is embraced, then anything becomes possible