Better Coaching: Are your sessions just scribble?
This weekend I was delivering a UKSCA weightlifting workshop with Gil Stevenson.
Gil is an institution in his own way and I really enjoy working with him.
Passion, commitment, dedication to learning, improving and to the profession are just a few words that I would use to describe Gil.
In one of his many rants of the weekend Gil mentioned group training and likened it to scribble.
This is a great analogy.
Often when you look at what is going on in a group training environment the quality of the work being done is poor.
Everyone is busy, everyone is sweating.
But that’s not quality.
Everyone is trying there best, “pushing to their limits”, but that’s not quality.
Everyone get’s tired.
But that is not quality.
Quality is when you actually get better in the session. When you learn something valuable. When productive work gets done.
You can still get the team together, the group training class can still work hard and have a great session.
But the quality needs to be there.
Think level, maturity and understanding of the group. What do they need, want and like to do. A balance should exist.
Think exercise selection, keep it simple.
Think coaching, less is more, but do some!
Think about productive training.
Try creating something worth admiring and not just random stuff going on that makes people tired.
After all we are all artists aren’t we!
Don’t scribble, create ART.