In reply to “BE BETTER: You are only as good as your last session”

Rob Maslin (@mazzacricket87) posted a searingly honest, reflective piece last week, looking at his 10 years’ coaching experience, and some of the lessons he has learned.

Coaches are being encouraged to become more self-reflective, but it is rare to see this reflection shared so openly.

But where Rob has led, perhaps others should follow.

So…10 years on from earning my first coaching badge, what more can go wrong?

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Peer-to-peer mentoring: the future of coach development?

“we need to develop world class coaches for beginners”

Frank Dick

A couple of weeks ago, I posted on the challenge of developing coaches to work with beginners — children, or adults, new to a sport or to sports in general.

When I wrote that post, I asked what was being done to deliver on the ambition espoused by Frank Dick, and supported by many others.

I received some feedback that recognised the issue, but no suggestions of what could be done about it.

Since then, I have completed a quietly inspirational online course, Coaching Others to Coach.

And I might have seen the future of coach development in England.

Just maybe, it looks a bit like you, or me.

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Coaching for beginners — “we need to develop world class coaches _for_ beginners”

Frank Dick said exactly this at the ECB CA conference in 2015. Everyone nodded. Nothing much seems to have changed…

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