COMMON FAULTS

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COMMON FAULTS OF COACHES AS THEY TEACH

  • The coach boring the group with long-winded speeches.
  • The coach complicating the exercise by offering too much information and by elaborating on the chosen topic by involving too many stages to play.
  • Skills training becoming endurance work.
  • The coach following the ball around instead of observing from a proper coaching position.
  • The coach acting as the ball boy.
  • The coach failing to demonstrate.
  • Ball boys taking part in the activity.
  • Poor organization of the soccer balls.
  • The coach offering instructions while running.
  • Lack of awareness of space required for a particular activity – forgetting that lines and bodies limit the area.
  • The coach failing to communicate the purpose of the activity to each player.
  • The coach speaking in generalizations.
  • The coach offering a running commentary.
  • Spectators and additional players encroaching on the field.
  • The coach trying to demonstrate something which (s)he cannot do.
  • The coach failing to do all three: communicating the instructions, organizing the training session and offering the key teaching points.
  • The coach failing to spot flaws in the training activity and subsequently neglecting to make appropriate corrections.