People, Participation, Progression, Performance in Hockey

Coach Communication

Simple Coach-to-Player Communication Tips:

  • Don’t interrupt
  • Don’t waffle
  • Don’t treat the conversation like a competition
  • Don’t end on a negative
  • Keep it short

Build a relationship

  1. Talk to them about NON-school subjects
  2. Let them tell you about THEIR interests
  3. Remember what they tell you
  4. Share something about yourself
  5. Engage in activities with them
  6. Tell funny embarrassing stories
  7. Share inspirational stories from your life
  8. Do crazy or off the wall things
  9. Use THEIR interests in lessons and activities
  10. Apologise