Educating Leaders

Rowden Fullen (2000)

COMMUNICATION

Consider the various ways to communicate and try to keep things simple and to the point.

  • Simplicity.
  • Methods — verbally, visually, by demonstration.
  • Understand your audience (the right language).
  • The right timing.

GROUP COACHING

Consider the various ways to make this effective.

  • Volunteers and sparring.
  • Mixed abilities, how to handle.
  • Best format.
  • Maintaining interest.

EQUIPMENT

The various items and aspects and how to use them to best effect.

  • Tables.
  • Blades.
  • Rubbers, all types including pimple and anti-loop.
  • Sponges, all types including sponge for gluing/optimising.
  • Robots, when and how to use.
  • Multi-ball, when and how to use.

PLAYING

How the player should start and different ways to develop.

  • The strokes, beginners, intermediates and advanced.
  • The routines.
  • Technique.
  • Tactics.
  • Style development.
  • Physical development.
  • Mental development.
  • Theory.

COACH’S RESPONSIBILITIES

In the area of resource management.

  • Communication.
  • Competence.
  • Knowledge.
  • Enthusiasm.
  • Managing relationships.
  • Professionalism.

In the area of analytical skills.

  • Planning.
  • Developmental skills.
  • Administration.
  • Support skills.
  • Tactical and technical skills.
  • Mental skills.

Consequences

  • Pupil progression — personal development.
  • Community benefits, social, relaxation and fun.
  • Increasing numbers.
  • Ability to influence over a wider area.