Generic Workshops

Understand the sport you coach, or ‘what’ to coach is an incredibly important part of being a successful coach. Equally important is understanding what skills you need to communicate effectively, how to create a quality learning environment for your athlete/s, how to plan effectively, how to build a strong team culture, e.g. the ‘how’ of coaching.

Below is a list of workshop topics that Harbour Sport can facilitate, to help you provide development for your coaches around the ‘how’ of coaching. If you think any of these topics could benefit coaches at your organisation please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.

  • Building team culture

Culture is said to be the most important part of building a successful team. What is culture? How do you build a culture? Why do you need a good culture? How can you maintain a good culture?

  • Values-based coaching

Coaching your players values is just as important, if not more, than coaching their skills. Values are what provoke behaviours, so if we can model, encourage and instil positive values in our athletes; we will be developing them as people which will lead to greater enjoyment and performance.

  • Developing decision-making athletes

This workshop looks at the importance of decision-making in sports performance, and what coaches can do to ensure their athletes are developing decision-making skills.

  • Games Based Coaching – TGFU

This workshop outlines games based approaches to coaching, where teaching games for understanding can be used during training sessions to develop not only skill execution but also game awareness and decision making.

  • Using Questioning to improve performance

Questioning can create athletes who understand the game more, and who are more self-aware around their own performance, and the performance of the team. This workshop will run you through the purpose of asking better questions, and introduce you to a framework you can implement into your everyday coaching

  • Using Feedback to improve performance

Giving feedback is an integral part of being a great coach. This workshop will run you through some tools you can use and take away to improve and diversify the way you give feedback to your players

  • Match day coaching

As a coach you will need to manage the team on match day. This will include your game day structure, team talks (pre, during and post-game) and during game management of the team. This workshop will cover how you can become more effective in managing your match day.

  • Planning a session

This workshop runs coaches through the benefits of a sound planning process, and also how to review and evaluate how well they coached a session based on their plan.

  • Constraints-based coaching

This workshop will introduce and/or expand on a method of coaching which maximises athlete skill acquisition,  retention and transferability. Coupled with ‘guided discovery’, manipulating task, environment and/or individual constraints can be an extremely effective way of coaching techniques, skills and understanding.

  • Planning a season

This session will take a look at how to plan out your season, identifying key areas that you will want to cover and how to periodise your season based on these key areas.

  • Using Goal setting for motivation

This workshop will run coaches through three types of goals; outcome goals, performance goals and process goals and the purpose of each.

  • Skill development

In this workshop we will examine and gain an understanding of how athletes best learn new & complex skills. This will include the ‘phases of learning’, different methods to teach skills & their impact, and the different types of feedback that can be used.

  • Leadership

Coaches are leaders. Leaders inspire, motivate and empower their teams to strive for success and achieve fulfilment. In this workshop you will learn how to be an effective leader of your athletes to ensure you can guide them to greatness.

  • Coaching primary school aged children – Good Sports

This workshop covers why these age children play sport and what they want from their sporting experiences. We will also cover what coaches can do to ensure they are catering for what these athletes want and need at this stage in their development.

  • Coaching teenage athletes

This workshop covers why teenagers play sport and what they want from their sporting experiences. We will also cover what coaches can do to ensure they are catering for what these athletes want and need at this stage in their development.

  • Creating a positive sideline – Good Sports

Coaches play a vital role in creating a positive sideline. This workshop will go through practical strategies coaches can use to deal with their team, parents and other supporters to ensure their sideline stays positive.

  • Mental toughness

Mental toughness can be defined as being able to make quality decisions regardless of the situation you are in. This workshop will outline strategies coaches can use to build mental toughness in their athletes.

Building team culture

Culture is said to be the most important part of building a successful team. What is culture? How do you build a culture? Why do you need a good culture? How can you maintain a good culture?

Values-based coaching

Coaching your players values is just as important, if not more, than coaching their skills. Values are what provoke behaviours, so if we can model, encourage and instil positive values in our athletes; we will be developing them as people which will lead to greater enjoyment and performance.

Developing decision-making athletes

This workshop looks at the importance of decision-making in sports performance, and what coaches can do to ensure their athletes are developing decision-making skills.

Games Based Coaching – TGFU

This workshop outlines games based approaches to coaching, where teaching games for understanding can be used during training sessions to develop not only skill execution but also game awareness and decision making.

Using Questioning to improve performance

Questioning can create athletes who understand the game more, and who are more self-aware around their own performance, and the performance of the team. This workshop will run you through the purpose of asking better questions, and introduce you to a framework you can implement into your everyday coaching

Using Feedback to improve performance

Giving feedback is an integral part of being a great coach. This workshop will run you through some tools you can use and take away to improve and diversify the way you give feedback to your players

Match day coaching

As a coach you will need to manage the team on match day. This will include your game day structure, team talks (pre, during and post-game) and during game management of the team. This workshop will cover how you can become more effective in managing your match day.

Planning a session

This workshop runs coaches through the benefits of a sound planning process, and also how to review and evaluate how well they coached a session based on their plan.

Constraints-based coaching

This workshop will introduce and/or expand on a method of coaching which maximises athlete skill acquisition,  retention and transferability. Coupled with ‘guided discovery’, manipulating task, environment and/or individual constraints can be an extremely effective way of coaching techniques, skills and understanding.

Constraints-based coaching

This workshop will introduce and/or expand on a method of coaching which maximises athlete skill acquisition,  retention and transferability. Coupled with ‘guided discovery’, manipulating task, environment and/or individual constraints can be an extremely effective way of coaching techniques, skills and understanding.

Building team culture

Culture is said to be the most important part of building a successful team. What is culture? How do you build a culture? Why do you need a good culture? How can you maintain a good culture?

Building team culture

Culture is said to be the most important part of building a successful team. What is culture? How do you build a culture? Why do you need a good culture? How can you maintain a good culture?

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