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Coaching Roles and Responsibilities

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jonathan gosbee

on 28 June 2013

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Coaching Roles and Responsibilities
Coach makes all the decisions
Leader tells the athletes what to do and how to do it
It allows the coach to establish safety and discipline
It allows the coach to control young athletes and large groups of people
It will ensure that the players play to a standard of performance
Command Characteristics
One advantage of using command is that it is good for beginners when explaining basic skills and techniques.
It is also a good method of controlling the group and keeping large groups safe
One disadvantage of command is that it only works on single skills at a time
It is also difficult to examine athletes' prior knowledge and understanding, as session is controlled solely by coach
Coach decides what is to be delivered in the session, but involves athletes in the decision making process
Promotes social development as it requires the athletes to work together
One performer does the skill while the other provides feedback
Good for developed athletes
Develops athletes communication and their confidence
Develops close relationships with the athletes
This coaching style is very time consuming as the coach decides what is to be delivered in session but also has to discussed with the athletes
As there are many people in the session, people may have different ideas and opinions and problems may occur
The Guided Discovery Style
Athletes choose and make decisions on what they want to do in a session and take control of the session
Coach is a mentor for the athletes when appropriate
Often used with experts or professional athletes
Helps develop self - confidence and can help develop the athletes decision making skills
There is a lack of structure to the session
Can develop bad techniques without coaches intervention
Can take time to a meet a desired goal or target
Coaching Roles
Role Model
Role Model
The role model is representing that particular sport when they are leading a sport session, with a particular sport involved. Whilst they are leading these sessions, they should setting a example to the participants.

Coaches should also demonstrate appropriate behavior and use appropriate language with the athletes and should also promote positive and non-discriminatory behavior.
The Trainer should understand the physical, technical and tactical demands of a specific sport.
For example, the most common type of trainer is a fitness trainer.
Trainers should be able to develop the athletes ability by using some activities that they know.
An athlete and a coach can spend lots of time together and friendships can develop. The athlete and coach may then share positive and negative experiences because of the bond that may have evolved.
An innovative sports coach will search for new techniques to generate greater enjoyment in a session or enhance performance.
Innovation involves finding new ways of doing something.
Health and Safety
A coach is responsible for the safety of the athletes while they are under his or her supervision.

This is why the coaches are required to have the appropriate insurance cover for the participant.
Professional Conduct
The coaches conduct and behavior may decide how the athletes future behavior and their experience.
A good coach will be able to promote fair play for example. Also they will demonstrate clear knowledge and experience of the sport.
Jonathan Gosbee
Protection from Abuse
Coaches also have a responsibility to protect children from all kinds of abuse.

Here are a few examples:
Emotional Abuse
Physical Abuse
A responsibility of the coach is to insure that everyone in the session is safe.

In every sport, there is a risk of injury and it is the coach's role to assess risk and deal with injuries and accidents when they occur
Problem Solving
Coaching Skills
Problems can suddenly occur in the coaching environment and will require the coach's attention. These problems may come in the form of:
A coach needs to demonstrate high levels of organisation when planning sessions. This keeps the participants interested in the session.

There are some points a coach needs to take into consideration when planning session:
Know how participants there are;
Ensure activities are appropriate;
To leave the facility and equipment how they found after the session
Due to demands placed on a coach, they need to be able mange their time effectively. Before the session, the coach must ensure:
The facility is booked
The equipment required is prepared and ready to use
During the session, the coach must also ensure that:
Previous weaknesses are worked on
The session is fun and enjoyable
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