The coaching process continues to evolve. It appears that coaches are increasingly incorporating questioning into their training sessions. This article examines some of the potential benefits of such an approach.
This article considers the role of emotional intelligence for the sports coach. It appears that what separates great coaches from the rest of the pack is often not determined by an extraordinary amount of tactical and technical knowledge, but rather the ability of a coach to be aware and regulate emotions, empathize, and build effective relationships.
It's not just athletes who need to be reflective, it is important that coaches ensure they are providing their athletes with an appropriate amount of feedback and communication that will contribute to their performance without undermining their focus on the task at hand.
Performance, in any discipline, requires engagement. When we shift attention from the task at hand to something that may, or may not, happen in the future (winning/losing and the potential repercussions), we undermine our ability to perform in the moment.