NYPN – Know Your Players Names! How many of your players attend a training session and you don’t say anything to them? When you have a large group it can be easy to get immersed in the ‘group culture’ – coaching to everyone and not the individual. Just a ‘pat on the back’ or a quiet word of encouragement can do wonders for self esteem and confidence. Get to know everyone’s name at the first session, let each player know that you know who they are, and that you are there for them – this will go a long way towards creating a positive coaching and, most importantly, learning environment!