And so what?!
Stating the obvious
When you receive your Level 1 Coaching Badge, you are a Level 1 Coach.
Why are you stating the obvious I hear you ask. The reason I made the statement above is because some coaches including myself, have had and will have doubts about their coaching ability.
When you start off, there will be coaching sessions where not everything goes to plan. The kids are not focused, your SSG is not having the desired effect, your setup may have been inappropriate, your delivery may not have been correct. All problems you may encounter when you start out coaching. Don’t worry about it.
You get better with experience.
If I compare my first session to the sessions I conduct now, there is a VAST improvement. However, there are still a lot of aspects of my coaching that could be improved. Coach as many times as possible throughout the week in order to gain more experience. The more times you coach, the more coaching situations you face on a regular basis. You will face different problems and be able to adapt to different situations in the future.
Evaluate Your Session
How many of you can honestly say that you evaluate your session after it has finished? Especially you Level 1 coaches.
It is one of the best tools for self-improvement. Not addressing the problems you encountered during a session will only lead to those problems being repeated in another session. The Coaching Review Sheet in your coaching qualification folder will aid you to deconstruct your session appropriately.
So go and evaluate your last session right now if you haven’t already done so. Improve yourself as a Coach.