Research Summaries Research Summary 25 Intervention Tone and Coach - Page 6

Intervention Tone and Coach-athlete Relations Acting on the research The research shows that coaches will often individualise their behaviour depending on the skill or development of the different people they are coaching. However, how these actions are understood by the player is not necessarily what the coach would expect. Opposite are a few questions for coaches to reflect on these findings and how they might apply it to their coaching style. • • • Have you ever thought about how you might be treating your players differently? How much do you let your expectations influence how you coach players? Can you think of other ways to work with players needing improvement? Will extra coaching only serve to increase the problems? How else can you help someone without singling them out for attention?