Coaching Philosophy In Teaching

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(Jenkins, 2010) defined coaching philosophy as the different beliefs and values that each coach has, which have an effect on their coaching practice. As (Councilman, J. 1977) states, every coach already has a set coaching philosophy regardless of whether or not they have taken the time to actually outline and identify what their philosophy is. Each individual coach will have built up their own philosophy, but few of them will have taken the time to actually identify the reasons behind these beliefs. This is quite surprising, given that studies such as (Burton & Raedeke, 2008; Hardman & Jones, 2013) show that developing a set philosophy and identifying the reasons behind a coach’s values plays a very important part in the success of that coach.…show more content…
This could happen through mentorship, or by simply being coached by them. Mentorship by coaches is one of the most effective learning strategies for gathering knowledge and experience amongst coaches, and it creates a safe learning environment where the expert teacher can help the apprentice to grow and develop (Busen et al, 1998). Often times during this process, the apprentice will learn some of the values of their mentor, and look to introduce them into their own coaching. I personally learnt a lot from the coaches I was being coached by during secondary school. A study by (D Gould, S Pierce, IHJ Cowburn, A Driska, 2017) on a successful wrestling coach in the US found that he credits his coaches with a number of the philosophies that he follows, and the same could be said for myself. My secondary school football coach taught me the value of working with every athlete on the team and not just the best ones, as it is important for a coach to be fair and unbiased with his athletes. In addition to this, he also instilled the importance for having a clear philosophy in me, and outlined the impact it can have on the growth of a player as an athlete and a…show more content…
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