Sending messages may be difficult because the sender must be able to relay the correct message. When coaching deaf athletes, it is important for the coach to use the athlete's preferred method of communication (e.g., ASL, Spoken English, or Cued Speech). For example, some signs in American Sign Language (ASL) differ according to region, and many signs differ internationally. Coaches who work with athletes from a variety of regions should consult with each athlete to learn about the different signs that they use. By consulting with each athlete, a coach is able to use the appropriate signs when communicating with their athletes and the athletes may then receive the message correctly. Coaches who do not sign should learn survival signs and use visual and tactile cues whenever possible.