Match day coaching

Coach Growth

Match day coaching: Using an athlete-centred approach

Jeff Mitchell – Community Coach Advisor – Sport Auckland / GACU

The following is a pre-course reading for a workshop I deliver on Match Day Coaching.

Match day is all about winning, right? Not necessarily. Competition provides players with the opportunity to learn and develop, and should be an extension of their training. A truly effective coach – an athlete-centred coach – provides an environment that ensures players grow continuously, with every training session and every match. In this article we will look at what an athlete-centred coaching approach is and how you can continue to use it on match day. We will start in Part A by looking at the purpose of coaching and the available coaching styles before moving to Part B, where we examine how you can maintain this approach on match day.

Part A – Coaching styles

We start…

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