WHAT TO EXPECT FROM COACHES
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Coaching Behaviors that Indicate a Degradation of Coaching Effort and Effectiveness
"COLD FEET" REGRESSION,
"IT'S THE GOVERNMENT'S FAULTISM"
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Activities that lack specific relevance to the sport being played (e.g., cycling for rowing).
Activities not being practiced in blocks or repetitions with feedback.
Activities that are potentially harmful (e.g., exceptionally exhausting activities to build "character").
Activities that eliminate athletes (e.g., reserves sitting out of activity to the point of "cooling down").
Athletes being used as targets (e.g., tackling objects) or subjected to potential injurious activities (e.g., carried about as loads for resistance activities).
Athletes in long lines waiting for a turn (e.g., too few pieces of equipment for too many people).
Athletes being inactive for long periods (e.g., time wasted when something better could be done).
Athletes running/swimming/etc, laps without purpose, enjoyment, achievement, or creativity.
Athletes selecting teams.
Elite athletes dominating activities.
Coaches being negative models for the sport's activity (e.g., inappropriate dress, lack of physical demonstration or participation).
Coaches lecturing excessively.
Coaches acting like 'drill sergeants.'
Fitness activities used as punishments.
Fitness or skill assessment not based on personal improvements.
Calisthenics or exercises without specific purposes and/or for lengthy periods.
Gender directed comments and activities.
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