Coaching Guideline

    

   

1Establish the vision and strategy. The coach, in partnership     with athletes and teams, creates a vision and a strategy         based on the athletes’ needs and developmental stages,         and the organizational and social context of the sporting         program. 

 

2Shape the environment. The coach works with a group of athletes and takes responsibility for individual objectives as well as the institution’s goals. In order to do so, the coach seeks to optimize the environment where the sports program occurs, through the procurement and maximization of resources. 

 

    3Build relationships. The coach must build positive, effective relationships with athletes and other people associated with the program. This includes the personnel at the club, school, federation, and other levels. The coach is responsible for engaging in, contributing to, and influencing the organizational context. 

 

        4Conduct training sessions, prepare and manage competitions. Coaches must prepare for and take the lead in training and competition. They need to organize appropriate and challenging training sessions, while making use of effective pedagogy and a methodology that promotes learning and improvement. They need to prepare for competition and supervise and manage the athletes who are competing. They also need to create appropriate internal and external opportunities for competition in order to promote both individual and team growth.


 

        5Read and react to situations. The coach must observe and respond to events appropriately, including all on-field and off-field matters. Effective decision making is essential to fulfill this function and is a skill that all coaches must refine at each stage of their development.


 

        6Reflect and learn. The coach evaluates the program as a whole, as well as each training session and match, and is continually seeking improvement. In addition, personal evaluation and reflection underpin a process of ongoing learning and professional development. An important element of this process is the coach’s efforts to support the education and development of other coaches.


 

2Shape the environment. The coach works with a group of athletes and takes responsibility for individual objectives as well as the institution’s goals. In order to do so, the coach seeks to optimize the environment where the sports program occurs, through the procurement and maximization of resources. 

 

    3Build relationships. The coach must build positive, effective relationships with athletes and other people associated with the program. This includes the personnel at the club, school, federation, and other levels. The coach is responsible for engaging in, contributing to, and influencing the organizational context. 

 

        4Conduct training sessions, prepare and manage competitions. Coaches must prepare for and take the lead in training and competition. They need to organize appropriate and challenging training sessions, while making use of effective pedagogy and a methodology that promotes learning and improvement. They need to prepare for competition and supervise and manage the athletes who are competing. They also need to create appropriate internal and external opportunities for competition in order to promote both individual and team growth.


 

        5Read and react to situations. The coach must observe and respond to events appropriately, including all on-field and off-field matters. Effective decision making is essential to fulfill this function and is a skill that all coaches must refine at each stage of their development.


 

        6Reflect and learn. The coach evaluates the program as a whole, as well as each training session and match, and is continually seeking improvement. In addition, personal evaluation and reflection underpin a process of ongoing learning and professional development. An important element of this process is the coach’s efforts to support the education and development of other coaches.