No Sh*t Coaching. When I was first starting out in coaching, I attended a conference where one of the presenters introduced me to that expression. What’s No Sh*t Coaching? It’s saying the egregious thing rather than the helpful thing. Imagine a basketball player standing at the free gamble line. She goes through her ritual, bounces the ball four times, raises it up, shoots. He completely misses the hem. She throws up an airball. Now imagine her trainer jumping up out of her seat, stomping her bottom, and crossing her arms while yelling,” Come on. you’ve got to make that shot!”To which the player is undoubtedly allowing,” Really trainer? Is the idea to make the shot? Nosh*t.”
The one thing a trainer should noway have to note is the mistake itself. The player (and their teammates) knows that the basketball immaculately goes into the circle, and the volleyball should be spiked in inbounds. So we do not have to remind them of that. The further helpful and accurate correction is to tell them how to get the ball in the circle or in bounds. Before you get to that point, however, you should work on getting to know everyone in your platoon, so they are more likely to be responsive to your reviews. Lay the root beforehand, and you’ll have a platoon of players who are not super sensitive to correction.
Three ways to appreciate your platoon and produce good connections with your players
1. Make a particular connection.
As a trainer, we have got to get to know”the platoon” as well as our players as individualities. I have written about the effects I have done during preseason so that”the platoon” is solidified beforehand. With individualities, there is no cover for good, old-fashioned times. Whether it’s drooling with each player during their prologue or having position practices where you can get your athletes in a lower setting, we trainers should be purposeful about getting to know our players. This way, when we’ve to make a correction, we can give it to them in a way that they’ll admit it.
2. Look for openings to celebrate.
This goes on with making a particular connection. Do your players play in the symphony or on another platoon when your season is over? Or are they active in other pupil groups? Be sure to let your platoon know when the good stuff is passing on with their teammates. Keep your cognizance open to find your players doing being successful outside of your sport. Now they know that you watch about them as a person, rather than only as someone who can directly profit you and your program.
3. Admit their successes.
I am not saying I do not get after my players when they earn it, but I try to compliment them when they earn it too. I’d instead find the one person who is trying precisely what I want and punctuate them rather than complain about the platoon playing like crap (though I do that occasionally, too!). Still, your players will still ask to be the ones singled out for doing effects right, If you take the time to produce an atmosphere of praise in your spa. Before you know it, you’ve Jedi mind tricked them into doing what you want without having to give them a tropological kick in the butt.
Try it out and see! I believe that correction, notice, and solid connections go together. We need the last bone in order to be suitable to do the first two.