Research shows that Positive Coaching is much more effective than coaching through verbal or physical aggression. It’s a powerful motivator.
As the coach, you’re in charge of creating this atmosphere of positivity!
“There’s a perception that the best way to get what you want out of employees or players is by negativity or threats…but… negativity doesn’t work as well as positivity. […] Positive emotions are especially contagious and a leader’s positive emotions are more contagious than anyone else’s.” – Dr. Barbara Fredrickson, Psychology Professor at the University of North Carolina.
“I believe in positive positive positive. If you get positive feedback and are positive in yourself, you give and take positive things, it is just going to enhance your experience and keep you a happier swimmer” – 12 Questions with Jack Bauerle (11 Dec 17) in Swimming World Magazine.
Click below to read a Swim Swam article by Will Jonathan about getting the best out of your swimmers.