There is a changing face of coaching going on at the moment and viewing platforms like youtube are right at the forefront of this changing face, mainly for the reason that players can go onto places like youtube and learn any skill that they want to associated with their sport, so the coach is no longer the domain of all the sporting information.
And as coaches, rather than reel back from this, we have to embrace it, for ultimately it will make ones coaching easier, but also challenge coaches in the why the run their practices.
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Of course, coaching isn’t only about teaching the skills, techniques and tactics, it’s also about understanding people and understanding how people learn and what goes on in the brain, so one can begin to accelerate the learning and development process.
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And looking for ways and situations that makes the players have to actively use the skills and techniques in game like situations through the use of drills, small games and competitive elements.
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Coaching has become way more dynamic that it ever once was, and it is through the use of the imagination, being creative and taking aspects from other people that one will begin to bring the best out in the players, and even though one is looking to expand out the players skill base, one still builds upon and works from the core skills and techniques.
Coaching has definitely changed in the last 10 years, from a more dictatorial role to a facilitator role, though importantly, the coach still has control, though the way they wield that control has changed