When coaching younger athletes, it isn’t out of the norm for there to be some complications surrounding communication disconnection. These disconnections directly impact how the coach can connect with the child, ultimately hindering or improving their level of skill retention during practices. Many coaches chalk these miscommunications as kids not listening, or a child being uncoordinated. In reality, it is up to the coach to take the time and find ways to effectively communicate with every child to bridge the gap of disconnection.
“The swim coach, myself and the host of other parents at the pool knew what she was trying to say.”