Coaches tend to train a group of athletes together, whether they compete individually, Pdd or in a group. It is important for coaches to understand that people, regardless of whether they are professional athletes or not, have different learning styles.

Every vaulter enters the learning cycle at any point when theyre learning a new skill, but effective learning takes place when a person completes the entire cycle.

In order to be a better coach, to understand your vaulters better, it is important to figure out your learning style because that is your preferred style while coaching. 

Moreover, it is important to figure out how to correct your vaulters according to their learning style. 

Different learning styles (Kolb.)

This model is more about the perception and processing. 

There’s another model which is easier to use as a coach in the trainings: VAK model


VAK Model

The model shows the four learning styles, along with some key words to help you recognize each one and learn how to adjust training for your vaulter.

To illustrate, visual learners prefer to see the exercise being done, so if you want your vaulters to learn a new exercise, ask an experienced vaulter to demonstrate it for you as you explain it. This will allow them to grasp what you are saying.

Auditory learners learn best by hearing information repeatedly, and in case of training, hearing the information before and during the exercise. They might seem uncoordinated at first. So figure out different ways to explain an exercise. 

Kinesthetic learners learn best by doing; in training this type of client, the only way to master an exercise is through repetition. These kinds of learners are “dream clients”. Give them the time to repeat and try, this is the way they are learning, don’t interrupt them too much with extra explanations and corrections.

Thinker learners need to understand the exercise, they need to know why they have to do the exercise and how they have to do it. Give them more time between explanations and performing the exercise as they tend to be more introverted.