Written in conjunction with Strength Coach Podcast Ep. ###
In our last episode of Learn To Coach series, Kevin Carr discussed Hands On Coaching and Kinesthetic Cueing. This week we’re going to discuss how to use the “Right. Wrong. Right.” or the “ Do this. Not this. This.” approach to coaching to effectively teach anything.
The “teaching sandwich” was made famous by the great Coach John Wooden. How it works:
I’ll use the squat as an example:
Another example regarding spinal position:
Important: Don’t end with a bad demo. The last thing they see and remember should be the exercise done properly.
Why does this work? In order for people to know what to do, they need to know what not to do. If you don’t know what bad is, how can you know what good is?
The next time you coach something in the gym or on the field try using the “teaching sandwich” – Do this. Not this. This.
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