When teachings skills, remember to:

  •  Explain the skill
  •  Demonstrate the skill
  •  Practice the skill
  •  Provide feedback

Communicating with your players:

  • Be a good listener
  • Use words/language that your players will understand
  • Speak to your player’s level – you may need to kneel down
  • Allow your players to share with you their thought and feelings
  • Make an effort to speak with each player at every session
  • Use both verbal and non-verbal communication (smile, thumbs-up, wink, nod, high five, pat on the back, etc.)
  • Let the players know they matter