How to coach: coaching behaviours
Part 2 on “how to coach” is based around a coach’s behaviours within a session (see part 1 here). How do they communicate with players? As always, it’s important to start at the beginning, by outlining what coaching is and what a coach does (in my opinion).
Coach: An individual who plans and facilitates the training, learning and participation of an athlete and/or a team.
Coaching: is a set of behaviours intended to develop skilled athletes.
If coaches are tasked with developing skilled athletes, we must define what skill is, and then define learning.
Skill: the ability to adapt goal-directed behaviour to the surrounding constraints.
Learning: a process of continually improving the fit between an individual and their environment by using surroun