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Secondary school coaching - how to be great?

Secondary school coaching - how to be great?

Posted March 24, 2022
Sport NZ

How to be a great secondary school sport coach?

Defining success, mistakes verses outcomes, and the importance of self-awareness.

In this Q&A, we hear from Dan Stamp, mental skills coach and Unitec lecturer, about his observations of New Zealand secondary school coaches. Dan, talks to Nicole Youman, Community Coaching Manager at Hockey New Zealand, about the issues these coaches face, and provides insights into how they can construct quality environments for their athletes.

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Coaching with empathy, communicating with purpose

Are you conscious of the language you use with your players? Do you understand the difference between praise and affirmation?

Professor Stephen Rollnick is a world renowned motivational interviewer and psychologist. In this Masterclass Discussion, James Vaughan hosts Professor Rollnick to discuss his pioneering research in motivational interviewing, the importance of two-way, empathetic communication between players and coach & more.

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How can I help my players with emotional control?

In this discussion, Player Development Project hosts, Dan Wright & Dave Wright ask for advice from Positive Psychology researcher, Lara Mossman as she helps with some practical solutions to a challenging question around the psychological elements of youth sport.

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