Retention of Ringers
Recent Developments in Coaching Pip Penney October 9th 2008
10 Tips for Successful Coaching
Set your learners’ needs first (not your own). People want to participate, have fun and demonstrate their skills.
Build good accurate foundations skills (style, bell control, listening skills, striking skills and understanding of ringing theory).
Hold up the idea that it is enjoyable. Practice time should be fun.
Remember, learners who do not derive enjoyment as well as improvement from practices are unlikely to return for many more.
Have infinite patience, especially with the slower learner.
Discuss with your learner their ambitions and targets. Short term, more easily attainable goals set with your learner will help prevent him from becoming disheartened. When goals are achieved set new ones.
7. Never criticise. Give honest realistic feedback in a positive and helpful manner.
Do not show favouritism to any learner.
Advise learners not to fear mistakes. Mistakes are not
failures they are an essential part of the learning process.
Add an extra dimension to maintain enthusiasm such as outings, courses, lectures, social events and even going down the pub.