The hardest thing about teaching others about coaching is that there is so much to learn, you know, where do you start? And as I’ve developed along in my own coaching and looked back at what I’ve done I’ve simplified it down to 3 key elements, they being:
Understand working with people
Few core skills
Creating a picture to work towards
For if one doesn’t understand people, you’ll never be able to work with them
The core skills create a solid foundation
And a picture in your mind gives one a focus to put your attention on and acts as a guide in what one does
And the following talk by Sonia Barrett is well worth listening to.
Radiant Creators – Sonia Barrett Interview (47.40 – 49.45)
And even though she isn’t a coach, the times that I’ve highlighted equates to coaching young children, where she talks about boundaries, because there is so much to learn and know, that giving youngsters to much at the start is a waste of time.
But as they get better and better and learn more and more then one game begin expanding the boundaries as they learn more and more about the game.
So coaching can be complicated because of all the associated information, though there is nothing like having something simplified down to make things easier, so:
If one understands working with people, builds a few core skills into the players and has a picture in their mind they are working to, suddenly one begins to create a good simplified base to work their coaching from