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Coaching Behaviors that Indicate a Degradation of Coaching Effort and Effectiveness

TOPIC 12

FAULT-FINDING,
ATHLETE RELEGATION,
"COLD FEET" REGRESSION,
AND
"IT'S THE GOVERNMENT'S FAULTISM"

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IF YOU SEE THE FOLLOWING, YOU ARE NOT VIEWING A QUALITY PRACTICE

  • 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.
  • Excessive competition.
  • Full-sided scrimmages.

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