As a coach, how we communicate with our athletes is key. What we say, how we say it and when we say it can all influence a player’s performance. In this post we explore the coaching communication loop, examining what a coach should say before, during and after an athlete moves, adapted from Nick Winkelman’s The Language of Coaching.
Pictured above Volunteer Coach Tony Page with the Beckwithshaw Saints Junior Boys Football Club. In this post we speak to Tony Page, Volunteer Football Coach for Beckwithshaw Saints Junior Football Club. For the past 3 years Tony has coached the under 13 boys team, which Human Kinetics now proudly sponsor. We wanted to catch up with Tony to find out more about his experiences and insights as a volunteer football coach.
In this post author of Attention and Focus in Dance, Clare Guss-West, writes about how to achieve attention and focus in dance when teaching or learning dance via online platforms.
Injury is something which can fill players and coaches with a feeling of dread, potentially hindering performance for both the individual and the team. Preparing the body through conditioning, strength training, and developing power, speed and agility are all key factors in preventing injury in football, ensuring the body is primed and ready for the demands of the sport. However, preventing injury isn’t simply about physical fitness. In fact preventing injury starts before even stepping into the training session.
Long-term athlete development (LTAD) represents a big shift in the way sport is delivered. But what is it and should you be adopting it?
More children and young people are struggling to cope with their mental health. How can teachers help promote positive mental health in schools?
Finding effective ways to teach children physical education can be tough. Ability grouping in PE is a big talking point, but is it effective?
Shooting is a fundamental skill in basketball. Every player wants to score. Here are some basketball shooting drills to help teams do just that.