An athlete centred coaching approach is a philosophy to unleash the potential of athletes through a style of coaching that promotes learning through athlete ownership, awareness and responsibility 🙌🏼🌟
🖤 It has become clear in research and applied practice that simply instructing athletes and telling them what to do is not the most effective way of supporting their learning and development.
🖤 Coaches often report having to tell athletes over and over again the same things, and then under pressure of competition, athletes go back to their old habits.
🖤 This way of coaching can stifle the athletes’ own potential, thinking, decision making and creativity... and limit these to the extent of the imagination and experience of the coach.
🖤 Instead, coaches can develop their questioning skills and encourage athletes to become more self-aware and responsible for their performance, particularly during competitions (see below).
🖤 The GROW model is one such method for coaches:
➖ G... What is your goal? (What are you wanting to achieve here?)
➖ R... Reality (what is happening now?)
➖ O... Options (what options do you have?)
➖ W... What will you do now? (what are you going to do? what did you notice now that you have had your turn?)
🖤 The purpose is to enable athletes to be self-aware and involve them in the process of sport by learning, doing, thinking, and feeling 🙌🏼
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