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Stages of Coaching Questions

I've written a few times lately about coach development , and the idea that a critical part of coach development is what the coach actually wants to learn . The point is that as coaches develop, their coaching evolves. The consequence of which is that if we are supporting the development of coaches, we need to identify what coaches WANT to know as well as what they NEED to know. This is another 'model' explaining the same concept. That is not to say any of the models are right or wrong. Life is too complex to fit neatly into models. Except Planets. There are 8 planets in the solar system. Always were, always will be. WHAT? When coaches start they tend to point out 30 things that are wrong. They consider it useful that they can name 30 technical things that are essential for a skill. As they develop they realise that it is actually more important to simplify. HOW? Then they learn about training design. About drills and methods to train. WHEN? Over time coaches develop an