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5 Of The Best Coaching Tweets From March 2020

5 Tweets From March 2020 That Will Help You Become A Better Coach Of Young Athletes

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These are the 5 best sports coaching-related tweets that I came across during March 2020.

You can progress as a coach by putting these words of wisdom into practise.

If any of these tweets resonate with you, I encourage you to click through to follow more of the author’s work.

You can vote for your favourite at the end of the article.

Tweet 1 – Strength & Conditioning For Kids

I  couldn’t agree more. One of the simplest but most beneficial methods of strength training for kids is body weight management training. These include activities during which the child is required to control and “manage” – i.e. hold, support, move, etc – their body within their environment. Shane provides some good examples. It’s an age-appropriate, accessible, affordable and engaging method of developing strength in kids.

Tweet 2 – Long Term Athlete Development

Kelvin provides a succinct summary of what we should be aspiring to provide young athletes within our coaching programs. Stick this up on your wall somewhere and use it to guide your planning.

Tweet 3 – Athlete-Centred Coaching Cues

Nick provides three brilliant, practical tips for making coaching cues work for you and your athletes. It’s true. Some of your best coaching ideas come from the kids.  Be alert for them.

Tweet 4 – The Best Cue For You

Your favourite coaching cue may not necessarily be the best one for your athletes. Be prepared to rummage, search and sift. Aim to construct a huge catalogue of cues that is never complete. Keep creating until you find one that connects.

Tweet  5 – Patience Pays Off With Performance

In his book Atomic Habits, James Clear writes that “. . . a hallmark of any compounding process . . ” is that “. . . the most powerful outcomes are delayed.”

He says: “Breakthrough moments are often the result of many previous actions, which build up the potential required to unleash a major change”.

Kids are often progressing even when when their sporting performances appear to be sluggish or stagnant. They are storing the work and laying the foundations that will eventually see them pass through the plateau. Significant performance progression will often require patience.

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20150614_154020-1Darren Wensor is a sports development professional, coach educator, specialist coach of young athletes and founder of the blog coachingyoungathletes.com. Learn more about him here and connect with him on TwitterFacebookLinkedin, Anchor or via email.

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