Posted: February 26, 2014 in Uncategorized

I get a free email newsletter from this hockey based company. They offer many resources at a cost that some of the parents who are coaches may find useful. As there lead in they usually offer a free idea. Today’s was a list of things to say to encourage hockey players. It of course works for everything. TIMBITS WORKS ON POSITIVE REINFORCEMENT – Enjoy the list and use it!

http://www.americancoachingacademy.com/mvn/c.php?s=Hockey

Do you sometimes feel like you’re sounding like a 
broken record with your hockey players?

If you’re getting a little tired of hearing the same
things come out of your mouth- it’s a safe bet that 
your players are starting to tune you out.

Here’s a list of 23 *new* ways to say “Good Job”
to your team.

1) You’re on the right track now! 
2) You’ve got it made. 
3) You’re really working hard today. 
4) You are very good at that. 
5) I’m proud of the way you worked today. 
6) That’s the best you’ve ever done.
7) I knew you could do it.
8) You are learning fast.
9) Couldn’t have done it better myself.
10) You did it that time!
11) Nothing can stop you now.
12) That’s the way to do it.
13) You’ve got your brain in gear today.
14) That was first class work.
15) That’s better than ever.
16) You must have been practicing.
17) Good job, (person’s name)
18) You outdid yourself today!
19) Good going.
20) Now you have the hang of it.
21) Sensational!
22) That’s the way!
23) Aren’t you proud of yourself?

I’m a big believer in catching kids doing things RIGHT.

It’s way more fun to call out a kid doing something
correctly than one doing something wrong
(for you and the kid).

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