Communication in Sport

Shaun Goodsell of Mental Edge Discussed the Proper Uses and Types of Communication in Sport

Shaun Goodsell on communication in Sport
Shaun Goodsell on communication in Sport

In today’s world, social media dominates communication in sport and life. Shaun Goodsell broke it all down on how to be a great communicator in sport and life that includes talking and the computer.

Shaun talked about the arena of communicating via social media and on a interpersonal level.  The coach and the player have specific roles and uses for technology.  On the other hand, the interpersonal skills are lacking development. How can both of them work in tandem?  Athletes and coaches could use the following 3 steps to improve their communication skills:

1.  Be clear when you say or do something

2. Be very concise. Don’t think that volume is the key to good communication.

3. Analyze the feedback you receive from the communication.

Shaun and Stephen covered these steps of successful communication  and much more on the show.

For the complete show, visit here.

Shaun Goodsell Bio Information:

Shaun has worked with LPGA Golfers, National Championship Hockey Players, Professional Triathletes, State Champion Football and Hockey Players, as well as those athletes who simply want to make “the team.” Every athlete deals with certain mental interferences and life impairments no matter what level they may be at competitively. There is no such thing as right and wrong, or, good and bad, in Shaun’s mind. I do not look at life in these terms. As a Performance Coach, it is my challenge to help each individual athlete develop a new way of defining his/her performance – it is not about good or bad, but about looking at what factors go into a quality performance and what each athlete can do and/or change, individually, to experience just that. With Shaun’s ability to teach and to inspire, along with his ability to communicate abstract ideas clearly, he is able to help each person he works with identify and look at ways they might be engaging in self-defeating patterns of thinking and/or acting, which results in an overall empowering experience for the individual, raising their level of mental toughness and overall self-esteem. Shaun also works extensively with coaches and parents of athletes in large groups, focusing on their integral roles in athletes’ overall mental development and their lives in general. Each coach and parents leaves these presentations and workshops inspired and better equipped to manage athletes with aim, purpose and compassion.

For more information, visit his website.