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Becoming a Better Coach.

Becoming a Better Coach

Christopher Lockyer’s BCU Level 5 Sea Kayak Coach Special Project

The aim of this website if to shed a little light on some key coaching principals, ideas to get you thinking about teaching paddlesport and give you some tips to update your current coaching practice. Please use this videos as you wish.  

Some chapters have resources you can download to use in your own sessions. I hope you find them useful. Here is one that will help you in general when reading the articles, watching the videos and researching coaching principles. Coaching Process Glossary

Click here to download a copy of the Handbook that supports this project

Chapter 1- Getting to know your paddlers

This is a fundamental concept for all coaching sessions. Creating a connection with the students is key.

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Chapter 2- Current Performance vs Desired Performance

Finding the balance of what they want and what they need. Setting goals for success!

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Chapter 3 – Coaching Styles

Coach lead or student centered approaches to coaching exist and we need to find the balance between both in order to maximize out effectiveness on and off the water.

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Chapter 4

Chapter 4- Structure of Practice

How you lay out your sessions is an integral part of student development

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After all practice make perfect

Chapter 5

Chapter 5 – Observation and Analysis

What is it that you are seeing? What strategies can we use to help the student understand what you are seeing and how to tweak performance?

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Skill Acquisition in Sport

Chapter 6

Chapter 6 – Feedback and Outcomes

Providing well times and appropriate feedback is crucial to retention and transference of skills to the next practice session.

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Suggested reading book list Coaching Processes

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