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Elements of empowerment

In the following article by Pete Sturgess, the National 5 - 11 lead coach, Pete offers some advice on empowering players in relation to creativity.

When you design your next practice, consider how you empower your players to enable creativity.

  • How will you design the practice?
  • Will you involve the players?
  • What questions will you ask them? How will you communicate with the players?

Empowering players is a key part of creating a positive learning environment. However, whilst we often use the term ‘positive learning environment’, how do you define it?

Consider the following questions:

  • What is a positive learning environment?
  • What can a coach do to create a positive learning environment?
  • Why is a positive learning environment important?
  • What effects could a negative learning environment have on players / a team?

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This article is from the free online course:

Youth Football Coaching: Developing Creative Players

University of Birmingham