When my child was learning to swim, the instructor was shouting out instructions and our daughter just wasn’t getting the message. The coach would say things like, use your hips instead of your knees, and a small child isn’t going to know what that exactly means in terms of their anatomy. We have to keep in mind that children aren’t fully developed humans yet and their cognitive abilities aren’t fully formed, and they may not have all the necessary vocabulary down before hand.
“This communication disconnect is often a limiting factor in how positive or negative our interactions are with our youngest athletes.”
Read more: https://iyca.org/better-coaching-young-athletes-brett-klika/