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The Art of Observation

The art of observation. What details should coaches be looking for? Todd Beane explains why it is important for a coach to ‘observe’ their players rather than just ‘watch’ them.

Are you watching or observing your players?

Many consider these two words synonymous. To watch is to observe and to observe is to watch. But, I find a distinction here that may help us become better at our craft. Let’s take a look at the definitions.

Watch: to see what is done or happens.

Observe: to regard with attention as to learn...

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