Monday, April 1, 2013
Tips for Effective Correction
1. Be POSITIVE
- This is the biggest thing that great teachers of
the game do. They approach a mistake as
a positive opportunity for growth. Be as positive as you can when you are
correcting a player.
2. Be Honest
- This is the most important part with great teachers. Be honest in your assessment
and the rest will fall into place.
3. Stick to the Facts
- The correction is not a judgement of the person, but just a fact. Try to stay away from
good and bad, and stick to phrases such as "try this".
4. Make it a Suggestion, Not a Demand
- People in general respond better to suggestions than demands. Use phrases such
as "I think that" or "my suggestion here would be". You will get better results.
5. Teach in Bullets, Not Paragraphs
- Keep the correction short and sweet. Give the important information quickly,
then get out and let them correct it!
6. Tell Them Something They Did Well
- Make sure to mentions something they are doing well in the situation.
For example, if they are traveling on a catch and attack, but they are
doing a good job of pushing the ball, compliment the push out but
then tell them how not to travel.
7. Correct and Walk Away
- After you make a correction, walk way and let the player digest it.
That doesn't mean don't come back and check, but give them a
minute to process.
8. Praise The Correction
- When the correct it and do it right, make sure to catch them and
9. It's Ok to Struggle
- If they are struggling slow it down and teach.
- Find a different way to explain the process.
Well there you have it, there are some different things that will help you to be a better correction artist!