The first day of a new job can be daunting for anyone. First impressions last and you only get one chance to make a first impression. Your first training session is often that first impression.
It can be a nerve-wracking situation; however, it is also a fantastic opportunity for you to showcase yourself as a coach. And set the tone for the season that awaits you. From time to time coaches attempt to ease themselves into their new role with a laid-back initial training session. Whilst this strategy can be less intrusive, it may be a wasted opportunity for you to set the tone for the season.
Individuals make impressions and judgements about people very quickly, very easily, and with very minimal information. And once those judgements are made, they tend to be hard to undo. They’re quite sticky.”Dr. Vivian Zayas
Below is an article from Dick’s Pro Tips that provides some useful tips to those undertaking their first training session. Coaches Guild has made adjustments to this article to make it more relevant to coaches of all sports. If you would like to read the article in its original format, please click the link at the bottom of the page. This will take you to Dick’s Pro Tips’ website and article.
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