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ERIC Number: EJ1080818
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0892-4562
Planning Your Journey in Coaching: Building a Network for Success
Van Mullem, Pete; Croft, Chris
Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, v28 n6 p15-22 2015
A coach develops his or her craft by reflecting on previous playing experiences (Erickson, Côté, & Fraser-Thomas, 2007) and continuing to seek learning opportunities through a variety of informal and non-formal learning methods (e.g. discussion with other coaches, trial and error, observation, advice of a mentor, clinics, web sites, books and videos) (Trudel & Gilbert, 2005). Since coaches tend to prefer informal and non-formal learning methods (Mallet, Trudel, Lyle, & Rynne, 2009), the importance of developing a community of colleagues to share insight, acquire resources and provide emotional support is an essential component of planning your journey in coaching (Cushion & Denstone, 2011). Although coaching educators have established the benefits of learning through a community of coaches (Culver & Trudel, 2006), there is minimal literature (Kornspan & Duve, 2013) on how to develop a network of colleagues in coaching. Therefore, the purpose of this article is to describe four strategies that can help in cultivating a coaching network for long-term success by (1) meeting coaches, (2) developing a mutual level of trust, (3) working within your network, and (4) maintaining your network.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; High Schools; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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