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As we are primarily advocating the use of the games-based approach and this is the best practice in coaching games (8 steps):
Get the groups attention, use whistle/clap/loud voice, whatever you as a coach are comfortable with
Explain what game we are going playing, the rules of the game and what is the focus skill and why it’s important.
Demonstrate skill either yourself/another coach or even a player if you wish. Use 1-3 key teaching points for the skill(cues)
Use questions to see if players understand what you’re asking of them (body language a key indicator at this point)
Let them at it with little instruction
This is the real area of coaching.
Go back into the game and see if the player will adjust, again let them play with little instruction. Give them time to adjust to the correction process
End the exercise and endorse two or three points that was good and one area for improvement. Question the players and see if they can come up with the answers and ask what they have learned.
Reinforce club values and appreciation, thank the players and vice-versa