sport coaches become continual learners W r i t i n g

sport coaches become continual learners W r i t i n g

Write a 2 page paper over these coaching standards provided below

Sport coaches continually improve through self-reflection, mentorship, professional development, evaluation, and self-care. To meet this responsibility sport coaches: Standards 38-42

Standard 38:

Regularly engage in self-reflection or peer-reflection to deeply examine situations, generate potential solutions, and think through those solutions.

Sport coaches take time to examine situations in greater depth by gathering insight from peer coaches and players and use these insights to improve coaching practice. Sport coaches will evaluate decision-making throughout the process and recognize that ambiguity exists, which makes regular reflection as well as systematic observations and guided trial and error important endeavors to improving coach practice.

Standard 39:

Develop an evaluation strategy to monitor and improve staff and team performance.

Sport coaches develop an evaluation strategy that fits with their seasonal demands, focus on continual improvement, and involve a range of stakeholders, such as players, coaching staff, administrators, support staff, and parents.

Standard 40:

Improve coaching effectiveness by seeking to learn the latest information on coaching through various avenues of coach development.

Sport coaches become continual learners. They take inventory of what they know and what they need to learn through performance improvement plans and needs analyses. They seek to improve through a variety of professional development and continuing education activities. Sport coaches search for the latest information on coaching, including sport science research and practical coaching information.

Standard 41:

Engage in mentoring and communities of practice to promote a learning culture and continual improvement.

Sport coaches serve as mentors and continually seek new mentors in their ongoing development. Sport coaches seek communities of practice (circles of coaches discussing coaching issues and means for improvement) to help promote a learning culture and continual improvement.

Standard 42:

Maintain work-life harmony and practice self-care to manage stress and burnout.

Sport coaches develop strategies to manage the stress experienced in coaching and develop strategies to preserve work-life harmony. By being physically and mentally healthy, coaches can be the best for themselves, their athletes, and their social communities.