Language and Communication for Canoe and Kayak Coaches
It’s a lot easier to learn something new than to re-learn something and overcome bad habits or inappropriate schema. Coaches know this, and students know this too, so the very mention of ‘re-learning’ means an uphill challenge before we even start coaching. So how can coaches use this to their advantage?
We can reframe the situation, and utilise the curiosity and eagerness our students possess. Instead of going through the long and painful process of re-learning, invite your students to learn how to do things in a different way.
It’s a lot easier to learn another way of achieving something – and it gives us more options!