Remote Coaching is the term used for any coaching interaction that does not take place face-to-face. This can, therefore, include video coaching, phone coaching, and coaching that might take place through email or other messaging formats.
Of course for people who are regularly on the move, for those who work internationally and have a coach who lives in another country, or for those for whom having a face-to-face coach simply does not make practical sense – this makes the Remote Coaching service an extremely useful proposition.
The benefits of Remote Coaching
Remote Coaching is a powerful process in its own right! Particular benefits that it affords to clients of Simply Tennis include:
- Greater global service
- Time efficient
- Faster access
- More focused
Relating tennis coaching to remote coaching by Bradley Roberts
As a long-standing tennis coach, I’m not disputing the value of coaching someone on court/face-to-face, and the additional things that can be observed when doing so. But the reality is that many coaches often don’t have the luxury of a face-to-face on-court session and instead find themselves supporting, coaching, and managing their charges over the telephone.
Thus as an effective coach, I argue that strengthening your telephone coaching skills becomes essential to leveraging every coaching opportunity you have with your charges.
Remote Coaching is quickly becoming the norm and not the exception. Not only because it’s proven to be incredibly effective, but it is also highly efficient. If delivered effectively, coaching at a distance can save you a considerable amount of time as it relates to scheduling limitations as well as travel time. Coaches also have the opportunity to do more impromptu coaching, having calls to check in with their charges, whether its to build accountability, reinforce a message, handle a timely challenge or even to celebrate a win. This ‘just in time’ coaching can now be delivered when your people need it most!