I have written articles for various sports publications about the importance of communication for publications world wide including 'Tennis Pro' and the International Tennis Federation Coaching and Sport Science Review.
Available free with this course my ebook - 'How to get better results from your athletes - what other coaching manuals don't tell you'. This course has been designed so that you can hop from one lecture to another they are not dependent upon each other, this makes improving your speech easier for you as you can concentrate on the bits you think you need to.
You have spent a lot of time (and money) qualifying as a sports coach but let me ask a question.
What do you, as a coach, do when you're working? You’ll probably answer ‘teach tennis’ or 'coach basketball' etc. This is true, but if you stop and think about it, the majority of your time is spent, not playing your sport, but speaking to people. Sports coaches communicate all the time.
Usually when we have to teach people, the pupils are sitting still, able to concentrate fully on what the teacher is saying. The teacher is also able to sit or stand still, either sitting at a desk with all of their notes or standing at a whiteboard able to reinforce ideas with written words.
Sports coaches do not have these luxuries, they have to teach in the middle of a field or a large sports hall with no chairs or whiteboards, to students who are moving around and who are being distracted by anything and everything. If you are teaching outside the wind can blow your voice away or if in a large hall the echo can swallow up your words. These sports coaches need to have exceptional communication skills if they are to produce first class athletes.
Good sports coaching communication skills are vital to the success of your business.
When you are coaching any sport, communication is essential. It doesn't matter if it's tennis, football, baseball, basketball, netball, golf, gymnastics, badminton, athletics, hockey, cricket......the list is endless. The better you are at communicating the more popular and successful you will be and the more confident and successful your athletes will be.
Successful sports coaches need to be able to communicate confidently and enthusiastically to
a) other coaches
e) school groups
f) local businesses
You don’t work in an office where you see only a few work colleagues every week. You are continually meeting different people of all ages and of all abilities.
You have to speak to parents, children, school teachers, head teachers, managers, receptionists, businesses and adult learners to name a few and amongst this list are the young, old, agile, not so agile, polite people, funny people, argumentative people and easy going people.
This course will show you how to do this.
Have a look at my promotional video and free sample lectures and see how I can help you become an even more successful coach