2/2/07

Coaching Feedback

If you don’t know what to say, don’t say anything. The following has been told to a friend of ours daughter by her coach after every race she swims: “You need to get stronger and develop more front end speed.” She is thirteen years old and a very bright kid, finally out of frustration she said to her dad: “Why don’t they give me workouts to do something about it? We all do the same thing all the time.” If you do not have an action component and follow-up to the feedback then do not give it. No follow-up makes the feedback meaningless. The thirteen year old figured it out, why can’t the adult coaches?

1 Comments:

At 2/4/07, 8:24 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great call!

Brad

 

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