To guide and to coach the different types of athlets (staff) a coach can use the personal coach report.
It is advisable to make and hand out a coaching report at least once a year (at the end of a season) with an account of the observations done according to the following criteria:
- Technique (general)
Coaching reports can be of a different character:
a. General: With references to a certain match or a certain period.
b. Specific: These reports are person-orientated coaching-reports
An overall text might be written for this according to the above criteria or a criteria-form could be used on which items are to be underlined.
Example of an overall coaching report
Coaching report for:…………….
Your technique is taking more definite form now. The further you come on a national and international level, the more intense the tension becomes, both physical as mental. You will have fewer and shorter moments to score. Your technique must be adjusted to that situation and on the whole become faster and more refined. It is very difficult to become more explosive and yet refine your technique (choosing the right moment). You do have the motor capacity and the mental rest to develop these aspects.
Of course it is good to use positive or constructive feedback.
Negative feedback disturbs the relation between the athlete and the coach and can be even the end of the relation between athlete and coach.
Willem Visser, Executive coach, Strategic Adviser, International Lecturer 8th Dan Judo IJF
With gratitude to all my teachers, specialists, colleagues and especially all the judoka that I was allowed to guide and to coach.
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