If you've ever tried to explain a game or activity to a rookie, understand how difficult it can be. Sometimes just giving directions to your guests in your town. It is a valuable lesson for coaches involved in this activity. Could you explain the game of basketball neatly and concisely to foreigners?
One of my many fields of study in the field came from the classroom in Miami, Ohio. The philosophy of basketball training class was given to me and other coaches at our staff. When I looked eagerly at teaching the students' training, I soon found that I was very quick through the subject. Students were faced with understanding the game and the delusions as I did. Students were left in the dust.
When I looked at the subject, I realized that I took too much of my course in teaching. When I returned to the class, I explained my mistakes to the class and promised to go at a slower, clearer pace. I gave a project that day that raised many eyebrows. I asked each student to write down their game plan to explain basketball to foreigners. The results of this project were amazing.
Several students read their assignments high in class. The more articles that were read, the more discussion it created. The student was frustrated and said, "No foreigner could ever understand the game listening to you." More questions than the answers were raised. What created itself was an excellent platform for teaching.
We started the ground and work our way up, in the class we develop an explanation of basketball. What started was the simplicity of the words and concepts. When you explain the sport, we learned that you must also define the words you use. The words basketball, hit, court, backpack, defender and scoring must all be clearer. The course was influential in their approach to this project. I saw each of them got clarity around the game. Who felt that explaining basketball to foreigners.
Why am I getting this experience up? I believe that communication and clarity are two of the main elements of sports training. What good are the exercises, plays, system rules and head knowledge if they cannot be clearly presented to young athletes. Here are my observations:
1. As coaches, we expect athletes to know more about basketball than they do.
2. Coaches see the whole / part / whole concept of teaching, but players do not.
3. The terms we use can be confusing and vague. If players do not know what the term means, how can they do what you are asking them to do?
4. A coach is a leader. A good leader is a great communicator and teacher in such a way that all players and coaches can speak the same language.
5. We give players too much information before primary school is mastered. Players cannot run before they can walk.
6. A player who thinks too much is a player who cannot perform a regular job or a game.
7. Basketball is said to be most taught and trained in existence. It could be a lot of the truth about it.
I hope this article will reflect your own training and how you teach, explain and train your team. Every trainer needs to communicate a key element of the training process and dedicate himself to painting the clearest picture possible for his players. Look honestly at your own training style and work to improve yourself every day. Your players deserve your best.