The different ways in which a coach and athlete perceive the same coaching session
University of Wales
MetadataShow full item record
In recent years, SportsCoach UK aimed to drive up standards of coaching practice across the country and professionalise the role of a coach. As a result there has been a drive to improve standards and the use of reflection, highlighting ways in which reflective practice can be further incorporated within the coaching process, due to it increasing self awareness and acting as a learning tool. As a result of this drive, some Coaching Science research has focused on reflective practice and used the coach and athlete in an attempt to gain a better understanding of current and best practice. There is little research that compares both the coach and the athlete reflecting upon the same sessions. This study aims to explore and compare the thoughts and feelings of both the athlete and coach when reflecting on training. Whilst assessing these reflections, the study will also examine the extent to which video footage aided the process. Participants included one Welsh national trampolining coach, named Dan, and an international trampoline athlete, called Sophie. Both participants were required to complete a learning journal after each training session. A video recording of the session was provided along with a reflective model to aid the reflective process. The coach and athlete were required to reflect on two training sessions. A single interview with each participant was then conducted to help clarify the content of the learning journals; explore reflections in a greater depth and analyse having the aid of video footage. The results clearly illustrated the coach and athlete often differed in interpretation and perceptions on the session which could lead to misunderstanding and possible difficulties within practice. Results also portrayed how the presence of video footage aided reflective practice. Conclusions drawn, propose that a collaboration of coach and athlete reflections could be of great advantage in developing practice and improving the coach-athlete relationship. The study also shows the benefits of using video for assisting reflective practice and suggests ways in which to improve the way it is provided, acting as a stepping stone towards further research.
BA Enterprise Project
Showing items related by title, author, subject and abstract.
An Investigation into the Reflective Practice of Coaches at Different Levels of Qualification in Both Team and Individual Sports Sloan, Simon (University of Wales, 2011-10-25)The purpose of the study was twofold; to investigate the differences in reflective practice between the different levels of qualification in the coaching setup; and secondly to determine if there is a difference between ...
Hiscocks, Daniel (Cardiff Metropolitan University, 2013)coaches participated in this study. One of which was a rugby coach with 15 years coaching experience and the other a trampoline gymnastics coach with 6 years’ experience. The coaches training sessions were video recorded ...
Whitehead, Amy; Miles, Andy; Cropley, Brendan; Huntely, Tabo; Knowles, Zoe (2015)Objectives: To develop, design and evaluate a protocol encompassing think aloud, description and reflection to aid coach development. Introduction: Reflective practice has been used to facilitate learning within the ...