There are two basic types of skills: simple and complex. Learning simple skills typically requires little practice. However, they are only considered simple if the athlete can learn them quickly. What is simple for one athlete may not be as simple for another.
Simple skills are most easily mastered from seeing them performed. It is generally considered that 80 percent of learning takes place through what is seen. The basic methods in teaching simple skills are imitation and demonstration. Basically, athletes copy what you show them. ("Watch this … Try it") If the imitation is accurate, immediate and positive feedback is a good way to confirm this to the athlete. ("Yes, you got it. Good job. Now, let's practice it a couple more times to make sure we remember it.")