Personal Philosophy: Coaching Philosophy In Working As A Coach

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1. Define and describe the term ‘coaching philosophy’ and outline why it is important to reflect on your personal philosophy when working as a coach.
“A coaching philosophy is a personal statement that is based on the values and beliefs that direct one’s coaching” (Kidman and Hanrahan 1997: 32)

Coaching philosophy is having your attitude and your own persona that acts as a guideline in how you coach and how your session is presented. This is key and central in how that coach’s team performs in practice or competitive situations. It also should ensure participants know their roles and responsibility and meet expectations individually and as a team

As a coach, you need to be clear and understand on where you are heading and what measures
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Human-kinetics, (2015). 8 core principles in developing a coaching philosophy. [online] Available at: [Accessed 19 Nov. 2015].

Mitchell, J. (2013). Coaching philosophy. [online] Coach Growth. Available at: [Accessed 19 Nov. 2015].
2. Describe the ‘expectancy cycle’ and outline the practical implications that this model holds for a coach in a sport of your choice.
This is a cycle or a theory that determines behavioral choices of an athlete. It explains and shows the thought process of why an athlete might make one decision over another due to their attitude and motivation level. This theory explains how an individual comes to a decision rather then what motivates the athletes to achieve what they want to.

The expectancy cycle consists of 3 components, which are expectancy, instrumentality, and valance. The model below shows how it compromises
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This then results in individuals questioning themselves and believing the goals are beyond their ability to achieve, and their motivation is low.
- An individual will have to view the jurisdiction over performance, which is an important element of expectancy. In order for expectancy to be high, individuals must trust that there is some grade of control over the expected outcome., (2015). Expectancy Theory. [online] Available at: [Accessed 19 Nov.

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