We know the method for years, partly because these are often the basis of countless trainers training: the situation stop. During an exercise the trainer sees ‘ the moment ‘ which he wants to coach and he immediately ends the exercise. Everyone should stay put and the trainer can show what he means. But by 2015, there is critical: Does the situation stop still fit in a safe learning environment?

An excerpt from this article in VT 213: which handles you can give the trainers in their situation stops?
Afke van de Wouw: “the body attitude makes more than half of the communications. So go for an attitude that radiates openness. Also the facial expression is very important. You radiate often from what you feel, and if you’re feeling very negative in a situation, this means that you must ensure that you do not show this physically. After the body posture is the tone in which you say things, of great importance. That is true even at asking open questions. Some trainers ask questions in a tone that could be very threatening to the players: ‘ How did you thought you that this way … ‘ The player feels already: this is not good. Only seven percent of your communication consists of words, the rest from non-verbal elements and things like the tone in which you say things ”

De Voetbaltrainer – november 2015