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Rapport Building and Communicating Creating Positive Relationships

Questions and Connections to Build Rapport Quickly

Richard Cheetham MBE – Senior Fellow in Sports Coaching at the University of Winchester – highlights some important factors coaches should consider when moving to a new club, or when welcoming new athletes to their group, to help them establish trust and respect

The article focusses on the creation of a positive climate for young athletes, at the heart of which are strategies used to get them to know each other better. 

So, what is the value in developing and nurturing these relationships? The value of ‘knowing more’ without being intrusive? 

Creating a strong connection and building a rapport with those you coach can have a significant effect on developing mutual trust and respect, and the likelihood of them coming back each week. 

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