Using Questions to Improve Coach Effectiveness

by Andrew D. Gillham, PhD, CSCS,*D, CC-AASP
NSCA Coach July 2015
Vol 3, Issue 4


After going to a conference, networking, and returning to your normal schedule and location with all the new ideas, tips, and tricks, what happens then? The purpose of this article is to show how using questions and reflecting can help turn professional development activities into actionable improvements in your coaching practice.

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This article originally appeared in NSCA Coach, a quarterly publication for NSCA Members that provides valuable takeaways for every level of strength and conditioning coach. You can find scientifically based articles specific to a wide variety of your athletes’ needs with Nutrition, Programming, and Youth columns. Read more articles from NSCA Coach »



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Andy Gillham is the Performance Psychology Specialist at Sanford Sports Science Institute in Sioux Falls, SD. Previously he owned his consulting pra ...

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