Feedback for coaches: Who coaches the coach?

Nash, Christine, Sproule, John, and Horton, Peter (2017) Feedback for coaches: Who coaches the coach? International Journal of Sports Science & Coaching, 12 (1). pp. 92-102.

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The aim of this study was to investigate the feedback mechanisms that sport coaches utilized to enhance their coaching practice at various stages of their careers. Sport coaches (n=21) were interviewed in-depth with the resulting information being analysed using HyperRESEARCH qualitative data analysis software package. Results suggested four distinct dimensions that characterized the sources of feedback used by coaches: networks, players/participants, critical thinking skills and support systems. Those more experienced coaches with established networks of like-minded coaches seemed to be more open to constructive feedback. Similarly, novice coaches appeared to accept feedback from non-reliable sources in lieu of more informed sources. A distinctive emerging feature was the lack of formal feedback mechanisms within groups of coaches at all levels of qualification.

Item ID: 50290
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 2048-397X
Keywords: communication, critical thinking, mentoring, reflection, support networks, sports coaching
Date Deposited: 20 Sep 2017 07:40
FoR Codes: 39 EDUCATION > 3904 Specialist studies in education > 390409 Learning sciences @ 100%
SEO Codes: 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9399 Other Education and Training > 939999 Education and Training not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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