When it comes to cueing for coaching movement you’ve got to get it right. And there’s a lot to get right! I’ll always teach new coaches the C6 rule – and ask them to check their cueing against these 6 simple standards. So when cueing, ask yourself the following six simple questions – Is my cue:
- Correct? – be accurate and avoid misleading information
- Clear? – ensure the information is presented clearly
- Concise? – don’t lose the key points by being verbose
- Constructive? – be positive and avoid negative criticism
- Courteous? – be polite and non-threatening
- Complete? – give all the information they need for the desired outcome
As a coach what you say and how you say it really matters. So work your Cue-Jutsu and serve your athletes a whole lot better.
We’ll soon be releasing a brand new CPD course at ADAPT qualifications focusing on Communication and Cueing, perfect for anyone wanting to improve this vital coaching skill.
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