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5. Everyone is right from his or her own perspective.
6. Solutions and resolutions are temporary states of
balance and are not absolute or timeless. • Do convey that you value your relationship
with the person.
• Do go slowly and think about what you want
• Do try to understand the other person’s
• Do listen carefully to what the other person
is trying to communicate. Dos and Don’ts of Confronting Key Factors Involved in the
Coach–Athlete Relationship bird and
good coorientati take in
nicatio • Closeness—the emotional tone that coaches and
athletes experience. Terms such as liking, trust,
and respect indicate the level of closeness.
• Co-orientation—a common frame of reference,
namely shared goals, values, and expectations.
Open communication facilitates the development of
• Complementarity—interactions in which the coach
and athlete are engaged. This reflects coaches’ and
athletes’ acts of cooperation. dont
close • Don’t communicate the solution. Rather,
focus on the problem.
• Don’t stop communicating.
• Don’t use put-downs.
• Don’t rely on nonverbal hints to
communicate your thoughts. 7 The Sandwich Approach
to Constructive Criticism Positive statement
“Sally, you are really working hard out there.” then
them with a
“You’re getting there; keep up the good
pfu Future-oriented statement
“Next time try to slow down and not get ahead
of the music.” hel
ion • A positive statement
• Future-oriented instruction
• A compliment Example of the Sandwich Approach Steps of Constructive Criticism
• Describe your feelings and take
responsibility for your emotions
• Describe your thoughts about the action or
event that concerned you
• Describe the tangible reason why the
behavior affects you.
• Describe what you want done. 8...
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