Mark Maloney Player Development Coach in the AHL, CEO, Builder, Entrepreneur International Hockey Consultant shares his vast coaching knowledge and main ingredient, kids learn more when they learn by doing not listening to you
Definition of Coach
An individual that believes in the young people they work with more than they believe in themselves
You have the ability to change a young person’s life!! What are you waiting for?
Thought for the day
Character is something a persons does when no one is watching
His first year of coaching he tape recorded himself on the bench during a game! What an embarrassment. He provided absolutely no value whatsoever. He soon realized kids don’t need critics they need supportive role models who have a passion for their success.
The most important skill in any sport is Thinking+Reading+Reacting. Sport IQ is the glue that meshes the skills and translates their application into a “Real World Environment”— which is real games! Skills are useless if you can’t glue them together and apply them in a randomized environment.
Coaches responsibility is to not teach skills as a first priority, yet many coaches feel this way. If you want kids to learn skills make it fun and they will learn without even recognizing it. Great coaches can create practice plans that the players enjoy as much as the regular season games they play in. Fun first, skills second! What is your work to rest ratio?
Relentlessly positive and a socratic approach!!! No exceptions! Content never matters, delivery of the content is critical. Always look outside of your own sport for ideas, innovations and approaches.
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