Keeping the discipline at the training

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Last updated 1 year ago


D K Asked 1 year ago

Greetings PingSkills,

I am unsure if you have experience with training kids,though,I would like to ask you for your opinion on this matter:
How would you handle the discipline of kids/early teenagers at a training unit?
For example two kids throwing balls at each other while you are explaining some thing to another kid etc,horsing around,repeatedly lobbing instead of playing the drill you gave them etc ?

Also,what do you thinkabout an approach like "a trained kid visibly trains sloppily,with no real focus,just i.e. trying to do as many serves as possible in a row instead of focusing on their quality and obviously does it deliebrately etc,so the trainer assigns them to do a few push-ups", or an approach during training matches like "the loser does 50 squats" etc?

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 1 year ago

Hi Dan,

This is something that needs to be built up over a period of time.  Firstly it is about setting the boundaries for training that you want to set up.

I think the best way is to get the group to set the boundaries for themselves, thinking about firstly what they really want to achieve and why.

When they display those behaviours that your are talking about you can ask the group or the particular students if they are working towards what they want to achieve and if their behaviour is leadings to that.

This is not an easy thing to change but if you work towards it you can get there.

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