Communicating well within a program comes down to delegating responsibility.

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By Dan Guttenplan, FNF Coaches Managing Editor

What does it mean to communicate effectively?

Here are two characteristics of a program in which a head coach communicates effectively:

  1. TIER EDUCATION: Scholars of sports have discovered tier education works well in the adolescent range. Some veterans should communicate with younger players about the problems they may be incurring. The idea is they’ve all shared common goals; therefore, younger players are likely to listen.
  2. DELEGATING RESPONSIBILITY: Assistant coaches presumably have some expertise in a specific area of the game. Only when an assistant can’t work it out should a head coach be forced to intervene. Ahead coach can undermine the credibility of an assistant if he jumps right in.

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Dan Guttenplan