After Action is built on the science of personal performance.
We put power in the palm of your hand to deliver direct feedback and comments to your athletes. This proven method helps athletes consistently perform in the upper range of their capabilities.
Three tenents drive the results in After Action:
After every event (game, practice, tournament, etc.), After Action gathers feedback from coaches and athletes. Helpful reminders prompt everyone to enter their comments and assessment. This repeated, consistent introspection and analysis is a cornerstone of growth.
Each trait After Action measures has a rating from 1-10. This framework allows for fixed and incremental appraisal and validation to achieve optimal results. These simple sliders also remove a level of interpretation common in normal interactions.
After Action serializes performance over the course of a season. This historical timeline can show trends and build player morale. As athletes look back at past comments and feedback they can see trends and build confidence.
After Action is a useful tool to affect player outcomes
Communication Style Matrix
More Science Background on the effect of your communication.
Smoll and Smith spent hundreds of hours observing coaches and evaluating their impact on athletes (Smith 2001, Smoll & Smith 2006). In all, they observed more than 70 coaches, coded more than 80,000 behaviors, and surveyed nearly 1,000 athletes. They found that athletes responded positively to coaches who provided positive feedback after a good performance effort, corrective instruction and encouragement after a performance mistake, and technical instruction and a moderate amount of general encouragement unrelated to performance quality
In contrast, Smoll and Smith found that athletes responded unfavorably to coaches who failed to notice or reinforce good performance efforts, criticized mistakes, or provided instruction after a mistake in a critical fashion.
| Sport Psychology for Coaches – By Damon Burton, Thomas Raedeke © 2008 Book (304 pages) ISBN-13: 9780736039864|