Why you should hire a private sports coach for your child
Private sports coaching lessons are a great way to improve specific areas of your childs game, enabling them to reach a higher level in their chosen sport. This type of coaching provides a one-on-one setting with an expert where each lesson can be tailored to the individuals needs. It is the ultimate way to achieve accelerated improvement and can often be the key to developing your child’s athletic ability.
Some of the benefits include:
Extra Attention for Your Child: Depending on your child’s age and sport, they might be practising with their club or school team. However, these teams often struggle to give each child the specific attention they may need to truly develop their skills.
Signing your child up for additional coaching will provide them with the attention to detail they require. An experienced private coach will critique and break down movements with drills and fundamentals. If your child is struggling in practice or unable to keep up with their colleagues or the competition, then private lessons may be just what they need. They will receive instruction that focuses on their technique at a pace they can understand.
Practice Makes Perfect: We’re all familiar with the phrase ‘practice makes perfect’. If you and your child are trying to practice on your own but are doing the fundamentals wrong then it can actually have a negative impact. As a parent you try to teach them to the best of your ability, but if you lack knowledge and experience in the game you could be creating bad habits for your child. This could be detrimental to their long-term development.
A private coach will teach them good habits and with further repetition these good habits will stick, resulting in an overall improvement in sporting performance.
Relationship Research has shown that coaches who cultivate a relationship with the child are the ones they learn from the most. When choosing a coach for your son or daughter we recommend you choose one who is friendly, calm, and values the mental aspect of their sport. Athletes respond better to people who can communicate, stay calm, and who really care about them and their sport.
Dedicate Time: Setting up lessons for your child is a great way to schedule and plan special time for them to work on their sport. Many athletes have a lot of things happening in their lives that take up time. With so many distractions, there are always reasons to turn down extra practice, but when they commit to private sports lessons they are setting aside times and dates with a third-party.
No Arguing: There is nothing more frustrating than arguments between a parent and a child over practice, and that is exactly what tends to happen as your child gets older. For some reason, as kids age they don’t agree as much with their parents and private practices tend to lead to arguments. This is a waste of time, and often leads to animosity in your child and frustration for you as a parent.
Instead of arguing over sports fundamentals, skills and drills, hire a coach for these lessons. Athletes often show more respect, and trust in an expert. This eliminates or at least diminishes arguments during practices and will perhaps save you a few grey hairs along the way.
Optimised Time: While we encourage parents to work with their children privately, we also know their time could be better spent with an expert. An experienced coach will accomplish more, and get better results in a shorter period of time than a parent. We know there are parents out there with sufficient know-how who are considered experts in sport, this does not apply to you. This is aimed at parents who are attempting to teach with limited experience or knowledge.
Not every parent will be an expert in their child’s sport of choice and even those who are may identify the need for a professional coach to provide one-to-one tutoring. A private coach will generally have experience of coaching at various age groups and ability levels. The coach will know the best approach and practices to get their point across. Even the smallest of gains can inspire a youngster to keep working on their skills and increase their passion for the sport.