- Coach's / Facilitator's responsibilities:
- Restate team and individual goals;
- State positive things;
- Ensure group stays on plan;
- Following each individual turn, confirming their thoughts and pointing out things that may have been missed.
- Players' responsibilities:
- Listen to each other;
- State positive things (about anyone);
- State things that need improvement (about themselves);
- Make plan on how to improve;
- Make smart goals.
Working this system will steepen your team’s learning curve. Listening to each other mistakes and fixes, allows you to learn from each other, a much less painful way to learn.
Complimenting each other performance, builds self-esteem giving confidence to push further. Reinforcing correct performance helps commit it to memory, increasing the chances of repeating it.
Stating your own errors, avoids the pitfalls in finger pointing. Having first said it to yourself leaves no room for abusive accusations from your teammates. It will also create a deeper sense of ownership for the mistake, increasing your responsibility to get it corrected.
Setting goals for improvement from jump to jump, will keep you clear and focused on what you are working on. The system will help you come to realize that it is OK to make mistakes, a much easier headspace to learn in.
Airspeed 4-Way Training Work Book
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