How to Effectively Debrief and Reflect

Learn how to successfully debrief and reflect with your team or staff with our simple training plan

What you'll learn

How to conduct a successful debrief

How to support athletes to reflect

How to use reflection for your own performance


Debriefing is used to facilitate learning, aide psychological recovery and reduce negative emotions. If used properly it can also increase positive mood states and performance. This training plan has been designed specifically for coaches and teachers who want to learn how to effectively debrief with their teams or staff. It explores the key skills that both athlete and coach need in place to debrief and provides simple steps on how to conduct a successful debrief. As well as this the training plan explores the topic of reflection and looks at ways in which coaches or teachers can apply some self practice/reflection to their own performance.

Course Content

Course Materials

Course content

1 Lecture

Welcome to your training plan


1 Lecture

Introducing your training plan


Introducing debriefing
4 Lectures

Why do we debrief


Steps to a successful debrief


The structure


Asking effective questions


3 Lectures

Understanding reflection


How to reflect


Self practice/self reflection


1 Lecture

Review slide


Course materials

4 files

  • 12 tips for running a successful debrief
  • How to reflect on your performance
  • Reflection sheet
  • Reflective questions to ask during a debrief


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This training plan includes:

  • 35 mins on-demand video
  • 4 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on a variety of devices

Who is this training plan for:

  • Coaches
  • Teachers

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