10 mistakes of a beginner coach – Part 1

Coach Growth

Part 1 of 2

Jeff Mitchell – Community Coach Advisor – Sport Auckland / GACU

Making mistakes is an important part of developing as a coach. Which is good, because as a beginner coach I made a lot of them. However, mistakes are only good if we learn from them. As athlete-centred coaches we give our players the freedom to make mistakes, as we know that from these mistakes they will grow and become better players. As coaches it is important that we too learn from our mistakes.

To learn from our mistakes requires us to firstly acknowledge them, and to then look at what we can learn from them. It can be difficult to admit we are wrong, however, to continue to grow we need to embrace the mistakes that we make. In this two-part article I will discuss 10 mistakes that I made as a beginner coach, and through…

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