[tennisbiz] Re: Feedback to player
Many of us forget what it is like to be a junior playing. We have to be
reminded of that as well as educate ourselves on what strategies might
work best for teaching juniors. It is during this stage that depending
upon their age they either are wanting some autonomy (working for
themselves), being industrious (working to produce a good game that
others will be proud of), and to build an identity (making a name for
themselves). We, the coaches and pros can really work on these areas
with our students.
Start encouraging them to be critical thinkers, let them teach you on
what they did wrong, what solutions they might want to try, and what
goal they might setup for themselves. The reason for this is that if the
player has deciding voice in how to improve and wants to work, the
overall outcomes will be sooooo much more rewarding.
Also what was mentioned before out journaling and reflective time is a
great and useful tool that will allow them to excel. We should also look
at doing the same by keeping little notes on each of our players so that
they can chart their progress.
Let's work to help them win at the game and more importantly
Tennis Pro @ Franklin Racquet Club (Southfield, MI)
Received on Tue Oct 28 2003 - 08:32:47 CST