Keeping The Unique Relationship: Coaching Analytical Essay by ABCs

Keeping The Unique Relationship: Coaching
This paper discusses the relationship between a coach and the learner.
# 114537 | 914 words | 2 sources | APA | 2009 | US

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This paper explores the relationship between the coach and the student, focusing on what it takes to make this relationship successful. The paper specifically looks at how coaches establish and maintain relationships, set goals, and communicate with competitors. According to the writer, by looking at these aspects of the coach-learner relationship, we can arrive at a better understanding of this complex relationship and its implications for the world of sport and competition along with personal development. The writer concludes that, although the relationship is complex, teachers and learners can quite quickly accomplish meaningful relationships by staying in tune to accepted practices and the learner's own needs.

From the Paper:

"This not only allows the teacher and learner to establish a professional and organized relationship, but it also serves a variety of other purposes. For example, goals allow students to feel as if they are accomplishing something at a rather accelerated pace. While much coaching takes place over a long length of time and it is difficult to see the results in a timely fashion, goals allow learners to avoid the discouragement involved without seeing immediate accomplishments. In fact, one of the barriers to the setting of coals is that learners feel as if they are not accomplishing them. Overcoming this barrier, however, is relatively simple. For instance, Taekwando is a sport that involves those from a variety of age groups and backgrounds. Attaining the skills to be proficient in the sport takes a great time commitment, but because the skills are broken down into belt levels, students see their accomplishments in a timely manner and are often motivated to continue. In addition to organization and motivation, goals can be used for measurement purposes, determining, amongst other progress, if the learner has achieved the goal or needs more work. For this reason, it is important not only for the coach to set goals, but for the learner to explore and discuss his or her own goals."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Huitt, W. (2004). Maslow's hierarchy of needs. Educational Psychology Interactive. Valdosta, GA: Valdosta State University. Retrieved October 12, 2008, from,
  • Megginson, David & Clutterbuck, David. (2004). Techniques for Coaching and Mentoring. Boston: Butterworth-Heinemann.

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