Value Of Coaching Philosophy

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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…
(Cushion and Partington, 2016) states that one does not need to understand the philosophy of their coaching to be a coach, and so many coaches just get on with the business of doing the coaching. However, a study by (Hardman and Jones, 2013), suggests that taking the time to reflect on one’s philosophy will help to determine which moral values they wish to emphasize decisions. As a coach, one may wish to instil certain values and beliefs within their own philosophy into those they are coaching, in hope of helping them become independent in the future and identifying which values one has will make this process easier. In addition to this, every coach will come across different ethical issues which are specific to their particular sport and their particular level. Having a clear understanding of one’s own philosophy will aid with making these decisions, as it will be easier to identify which aspect of the philosophy the decision is…show more content…
This aspect of coaching is something which I believe is clearly being neglected, and so while that I agree with the above quote that all coaches have a philosophy, I believe that there is a need for a higher emphasis on the potential benefits of having a clear coaching philosophy. With regards to the development of a coach’s philosophy, this development is impacted by a wide variety of aspects of their life, and this is something that can be seen within the development of my own personal coaching philosophy for
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