First impressions are always important for children: for this reason, the coach-educator must be acquainted with all the exercises and should prepare the session in advance with specific objectives. The training sessions must be tailored to the participants’ abilities. The coach-educator must get the message across to the children that they are genuinely achieving something.
This realisation will make the session all the more pleasant and full of opportunities for play and learning. However, the coach-educator must be prepared to adapt the session and exercises if he/she considers that changes will improve the children’s motivation and involvement. Here are a few questions to guide a coach-educator when preparing a training session: