The coaching of sport is changing, and the way that coaching was done is no longer as relevant as it was, and at some stage, everyone goes through this changing process as the new type and approach to coaching becomes more and more to the fore.
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The future coach is a facilitator coach who builds relationships with their players and actively creates knowledge gaps to cultivate the players curiosity as both the player and coach goes on a journey of learning and discovery as they both become better at what they do
So lets look at the 3 main aspects of the above paragraph, namely:
A facilitator coach always has control of the environment, they just do it in a different, in a less obvious way
The relationships developed are to get to know the players better, and they get to know the coach better and helps to create a space of safety in which learning can occur
Knowledge gaps are created in the players to spark curiosity which enhances the learning process
Coaching isn’t all about the obvious rah-rah that people observe and see, but it’s the ones who are just quietly going about their work, yet still getting the results, are the more impressive to see and observe for it can be like watching a good magician, it’s what you don’t see and hear where the real work is going on.
Brain Magic – Keith Barry
We’ve all got a lot to learn as the changing face of sports coaching carries on a pace as the facilitator coach, who builds relationships and creates knowledge gaps which sparks the players curiosity, comes more to the fore