Modern Coaching Principles

The Modern Coach-Coaching Principles

To become a successful coach it is vital to adopt a number of roles. Personal, Social and Scientific roles should be taken into consideration. Although ‘Coach’ is a job title, when it comes down to it being a coach delves far deeper than physical education and sport. A coach needs to have a mixture of standing points;
· Counselor-To help discuss and attempt to resolve any emotional problems or anxieties a student may have.
· Motivator- In order to maintain a healthy level of motivation to help aid progression and keep student's state of mind in a positive place.
· Scientist- To experiment with anatomical and physiological elements to improve performance e.g. Nutrition plan.
· Friend- To be a genuine confidante in times of need.
· Supporter- Acting as a support or even fan can boost self-belief of a student.
· Mentor- To take responsibility of the care of a student.

There are many more standing points a coach should undertake. Using a wide range of these attitudes and forms of behavior will not only make you a good well rounded coach but will help develop an athlete/student to their potential.
A prime example from the sporting world is Arsène Wenger, the manager of Arsenal FC takes on many different roles which is part of the reason why he is so successful to this day.
When Wenger began his position at the club he implemented dietary regimes this shows aspects of being a scientist in his role as a coach. When defender Tony Adams battled with alcoholism, Wenger supported him fully through rehab. This shows aspects of being a counselor and friend within the role of coach.

There are specific legal and ethical responsibilities when considering the various roles a coach adopts.
The position which a coach is in is that of a leader, a good leader will set a good example to the people who are learning from them to follow. Applying professional standards of behavior is vital.
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