Undeniably, controlling kids at gymnastics is a tough job. It is their nature to play and that it would be hard for you to teach them. If you can’t control them, you can’t teach them. Here is how to get the kids calm down without lifting a finger.
Be a Good Example
Kids can see what a coach or a parent is doing. Set yourself as a good role model. Show them what you’ve got. Let them see what you can do. This is how you can encourage them to do better every day without getting hoarse of instructing.
Discipline is the best way to help out a naughty child. However, you have to do it the right way. Use positive discipline whenever you need it to. You don’t have to hurt the child, your voice, your action and the consequences of everything they’re doing are enough to roll them over.
Be Smart in Observing
Kids are kids. To get their attention is truly stressing. To make sure they got you, don’t just talk and talk. Check to see if they are listening and are following your instructions. You can ask things like, “Can you please relay what I have just said?” Or something like, “If you can hear me, raise your hands.” If no one can, then no one listens.
Seeing even a little effort of the child is a great help. Kids love to know they’re doing well. Be generous in giving your praise and encouragement. It could lift them up no matter how hard they fall.
Let the Fun Going
If it isn’t any more fun, your young gymnasts will quit. Use the funniest talent you have to control the kids as they keep going. Sport is a matter of enjoyment. This is the reason why a large number of athletes give up because happiness is no longer around.
Kids are easier to handle than teenagers. You can deal with them in so many ways. Just always remember the first stage of sports – the fun stage.