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.
3 Workshops to ‘draw’ (excuse the pun) your attention to.
Ben Rosenblatt 29th June 1 day workshop on INJURIES ARE OPPORTUNITIES.This will be immense. Don’t think this doesn’t apply to you. Ben trains people HARD and gets results. A LOT of knowledge will be shared that you can apply immediately here.
Kelvin Giles The Quest for Physical Literacy webinar Sunday 30th June. Kelvin will be doing a 1 hour webinar on all things athletic development including how to build your athletes from the ground up. It’ll be a really good session I’m positive. You can register for the early bird price of just £35 before the 16th June.
Vern Gambetta Speed to the MAX November 2nd and 3rd. The man himself is over in the UK for a 2 day seminar. Don’t miss learning from one of the professions leaders and innovators. Early bird price is available NOW.