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Coaches who communicate effectively have motivated players

Communication is an indispensable part of the coaching job. In order for the communication of the coach to be effective, it must be timely, understandable, unambiguous and credible. As far as the content of the communication is concerned, it is important that the players understand what the coach wants to tell them. Players need to know what is expected from them, what their contribution to the team is and how it will be evaluated and rewarded. It is important to plan the communication with players in order to ensure accurate information …

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Players who “shine”

André Rieu, a violinist, conductor and the world known composer has with his music and orchestra “Johann Strauss” has been credited for the international revival of the waltz in recent times. The concerts of his orchestra “Johann Strauss” are fulfilling halls and delighting people around the world. What is the secret of successful leading of such a perfectly tuned orchestra full of talented artists of different nationalities? There is no secrets, the orchestra performance “Johann Strauss” is great because Andre Rieu, the orchestra leader has given to each orchestra member the …

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The coach – cricket and the coach – ant

Although the title of the text might be associated with a comparison between diligence and laziness, this was not my goal – it’s about my desire to symbolically show the difference between two coaching and leadership styles, each of which is equally valuable. I compared two coaches who exchanged places at Manchester United FC this year. Instead of a dynamic and charismatic Mourinho, MU brought to the club Ole Gunnar Solskjær, known to the wider public as the former club’s player. I have nothing to blame the former coach Jose Mourinho …

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Storytelling – an effective tool for motivating and engaging players

„After nourishment, shelter and companionship, stories are the thing we need most in the world.“                                               (Philip Pullman) Storytelling in coaching? Storytelling is nothing new, it’s something that keeps following us through our entire lives. When we were kids our parents used to put us to sleep in by telling us stories, and now that we have grown up we keep telling stories every day. The only difference is …

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What would the players remember about their coach?

Have you ever wondered what you would be remembered for by your players from the period you coached them? Be sure the players won’t remember you because you teached them well to pass or head the ball. Here is the list of things that players remember about their former coaches:  Honesty The first thought a player would be reminded on a former coach was whether he was honest and just. A coach has to be honest and fair to the players, and this is a must. Honor is one of the …

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