Communication Styles - Tips

The team at Onside Soccer have been coaching for many years across all age brackets and ability levels.  Below we have included their top tips for communication success!

Be Focused

Keep your instructions brief.  Players quickly lose focus so explain simply what you want and do it fast! 

Be Focused
Be
Clear

Keep things simple.  Use simple language, be clear in your instructions and don't over-complicate things.

Be Clear
Be Seen and Heard

Position yourself so players can see you clearly (i.e. sun in your eyes, not theirs!) and hear you (i.e. speak up!!)

Be Seen & Heard
Be Assertive

Keep control of your session.  You're in charge so act accordingly.  Be firm but fair and keep control of your players.

Be Assertive
Be
Flexible

Things can go wrong so make sure you have a Plan B and have enough awareness to know when to move the session on when things aren't working.

Be Flexible
Be Professional

Know what you're talking about and, when you don't, act as if you do!

Be Professional
Be Confident

Always back yourself.  You know more than you think you do so go out there and show the world what you can do!

Be Confident
Have
Fun!

You're doing the greatest job in the world.  Go out and enjoy yourself!

Have Fun!