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How Video Analysis empowers athletes

Traditionally, most of the information and learning that takes place in sport environments were through one-way traffic – where the coach shares their knowledge, and the athlete is expected to take it all in. In many ways, video analysis replicates that pattern of learning, however it goes beyond that, enhancing the training process.

Here’s a few ways how video analysis empowers athletes.

The importance of goal setting in athlete learning & performance

Goal setting plays a huge part in helping athletes achieve optimal performance. The goal-setting process helps them understand where their performance is currently at, and also where they want to improve, and how they’re going to go about it. It’s important for an athlete to set systematic goals that are focused on the process and performance, rather than being focused on the outcome of competition. While winning is a great goal, setting goals that are based more around self-development, learning, and improvement are much more effective in boosting athlete performance and skill. To understand the importance of goal setting, let’s take a closer look at what the different types of goals are. Outcome Goals These goals are related to winning and losing, or getting specific results in a competition. They are typically goals that aren’t under your control. This is why it’s better to focus on performance and process goals…

5 ways to boost your coaching

Wanting to do everything you can to be the best coach possible? The truth is, as a coach, you should be developing and improving your methods constantly. What works for one group of athletes, may not work for another. So it’s important to know your athletes and train them according to what they need. If you’re wanting to learn a few more ways to boost your coaching, you’ve come to the right place. 1.       Focus on communication One of the bases of effective coaching is having good communication between the coach and athlete. It’s a two way process that involves not only speaking, but listening as well. Encouraging effective communication can help you assess you athlete’s goals and needs. Often, sports coaches are great at talking, but aren’t as good at listening. In order to be a better coach, you need to take the time to listen to your athletes…