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What is your League of legends coaching style?

Can you describe your approach to coaching and how you adapt to different players' learning styles?
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inflex

League of legends coach about 1 month ago Contact
Fundamental. I believe in coaching, in itself as a tool to redesign one's play at the microscopic level. It is also adaptive, to a certain degree.
To develop a strong player, means to make sure the fundamentals and core basis are on point. It means to adapt to the students personality and their level of commitment. Since I can coach for that matter, someone that is a Platinum level player and plays mostly for fun, but wants to get tiny bit better at what they do to perform a little more while playing with friends - and there is nothing inherently wrong with that - it is a video game after all ; We can surely take a player that is in it for a long run - want to improve fundamentally and become a strong player with big goals in mind. I can also coach an individual that is opting high up - to become a high elo, that brings in a lot of value and knowledge with his own presence. Latter, obviously requires a lot of work, therefore I'm demanding much more at this stage, in commitment.
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Madkour

League of legends coach about 1 month ago Contact
Well, It's pretty simple! I always let my the player decide by simply just watching him play 1-2 games. and according to his gameplay and his mentality I start recommending certain types of coaching that I think might suit him pretty well! Such as Duo Q while talking to him and explaining things to him or even playing a custom game with him. I try to focus more on what exactly is the player missing in order for us to decide which coaching style is going to suit him more. Usually players that are mechanically weak require a lot of custom games in order for me to explain exactly how he should be laning against the enemy. the certain combos he could use and what is a good/bad match up for him. So generally. I watch him play a game. i take my notes and according to the things he's lacking. we start using the perfect coaching style for him. 1v1s through custom games. live coaching < me coaching him in-game while watching him > . simple analysis of previously played games. and so on.
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Sagittarius

League of legends coach 2 days ago Contact
A good coach is not just a good player.
A good coach is a great listener and an outstanding problem solver.

My style is simple: don't overcomplicate things - don't let students try to run before they walk. Teach them how easy the game is when you know what to do, instead of teaching them how complex the game is and learning said complexity.

Thanks to having some background in psychology on top of my esports and gaming experience, my style is unique among coaches. I don't give out generic advice and game plans, but rather, specific problem solving tools to change the mind and decisions of a player.

I also do a lot of mechanics coaching - a coach can help you with them, and I know how to.

This is what puts me in #1 in the world in Fiverr and the best student success and satisfaction rate in the industry, allowing me to do this for a living.
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Vezzix

League of legends coach about 1 month ago Contact
My coaching session always begins with a short interview. I ask a student about his experience in the game, peak ELO, and his goals. Also, before the session, I'm checking op.gg and I'm initially analyzing recent games of my student.

However, the most important things I can see during live game coaching or VOD analysis so when I have a fresh student, firstly I take notes, and when he finishes the game or during VOD review, we talk about his mistakes. At this moment I can also notice his approximate knowledge of the game and his micro/macro mistakes. Then I try to adapt coaching session to the level of my student. If someone is a new player without experience I focus on fundamentals at first, if someone is a higher ELO with basic knowledge I teach more advanced things and mainly focus on bad habits.
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Kinch

League of legends coach about 1 month ago Contact
I like to approach my sessions in a friendly manner; I prioritize humor before and during a game analysis, to make sure the person I’m working with has a pleasant learning experience. I’m not there to point out the negatives and shame someone, I’m there to see how things are going, suggest improvements, engage in arguments where I want the person on the other end to actively think and understand why something is good or something is bad.

Throughout my years of coaching people I’ve worked with different skill levels, so adapting to each one was a key level. While I’d have to point out better game settings and ways to do basic things better for a beginner, I can just jump right into the action with someone more advanced, and we can have a proper analysis together over their performance,
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Mogu

League of legends coach about 1 month ago Contact
Informative, harsh, and fact-based. The end-goal of my sessions is to set up a correct mindset for my students instead of being case-by-case and only providing solves for oddly specific situation. Climbing through fundementals alone is doable in a lot of cases and talent does not play a huge part as long as our goal is not going pro.

According to the needs of the students needs through communciation and observation. I would pick the ways where it benefits my students the most and try to let them improve in the most effecient manner.


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Honorbound156

League of legends coach about 1 month ago Contact
My coaching style is relaxed, informal, and individually focused on what each student needs. For some students, they need broad changes to mindset, others just need 3-5 small points to improve and optimize to tighten their gameplay up and climb. Many students just need affirmation that they are doing the right things and need to commit to repetitions and confidence in making plays.

I look for opportunities to find the students biggest weaknesses, and guide the student patiently through a path to improvement and growth.
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CoachKyan

League of legends coach 11 days ago Contact
My approach to coaching is based on the following quote: "It's not because you're a good player that you're a good coach'. I strive to help people out and actually make them climb instead of acting tough and shouting at them about their mistakes. Every session starts with a bit of small talk, where both me and my student get a feeling for each other on how we would like to be communicated to. Based on personality, rank, age, ... I alter the session to fit my students' needs.
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eneino01

League of legends coach about 1 month ago Contact
I usually am pretty straight when I explain things both in a good or a bad way. If you are improving I will say it, if you don't, same goes for that. Since I care more than anyone else on the success of the student, I want to be as honest as possible with them and try to help them reach their milestones faster while also having fun.